Professor Mark Inall
Professor Inall is Associate Director and Principal Investigator in Physical Oceanography at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).
Professor Inall gained his BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, and gained his MSc and PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Southampton. He has undertaken research activities at Universities of Cambridge, Bangor and Victoria (BC).
Since 1998 he has led a marine physics research group at SAMS, with more recent responsibility for directing the Institute’s research portfolio. He co-developed Scotland’s first Marine Science BSc for the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and is Honorary Professor in the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Brice Rea
SAGES Executive Committee Chair and University of Aberdeen committee member
His research interests include:
Glacial and periglacial geomorpholog/geology
Long-term landscape evolution in passive glaciated mid- and high-latitude margins.
Professor Nia White
Abertay University Executive committee member
I graduated from University College Cardiff in 1987 (BSc Hons Microbiology) and the University of Wales College of Cardiff (PhD SERC/CASE ICI Biological Products) in 1992, with a thesis entitled the ‘Biotechnological implications of the ecology and developmental biology of selected higher fungi’. I have over 20 years of research experience in Microbiology and Mycology, particularly on Serpula lacrymans, aspects of the ecology and biology of other wood and soil fungi, and on modelling the growth and interactions of filamentous fungi. I am driven by curiosity and the joy of working collaboratively.
I am particularly passionate about multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, and was involved in the development of SIMBIOS at Abertay – an environmental sciences research group with an interest in complex systems and the use of modelling methodologies, to gain a better understanding of these systems applied across a wide range of discipline areas (from epidemiology to soil microbiology and everything in between). Our new University Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy R-LINCS is an extended, accelerated and enhanced expression of this approach.
I am Chair of the Self Assessment Team that led the Abertay University application for Athena SWAN bronze award.The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in employment in academia.
Dr Tracy Shimmield
BGS Executive Committee member
Dr Simon Cook
University of Dundee Executive committee member
Professor Bryne Ngwenya
University of Edinburgh Executive committee member
Professor Martin Lee
University of Glasgow Executive committee member
Dr John Howe
SAMS Executive committee member
Dr Tom Cowton
University of St Andrews Executive committee member
Dr Christian Schröder
University of Stirling Executive committee member
My overarching interest lies with the (bio)geochemical iron cycle and how it is linked to the cycling of other elements such as carbon, sulphur or phosphorus. My Research ranges from the interaction of minerals, microorganisms and contaminants in the groundwater to aqueous mineralogy and geochemistry on Mars. I strive to foster cross-fertilisation between the environmental sciences and planetary exploration.
Professor Neil Simco
University of the Highlands and Islands Executive committee member
Professor Andrew Hursthouse
University of the West of Scotland Executive Committee member
These have links to policy and knowledge transfer activities which have been focused on the role and evolution of environmental management tools, issues of regulation and sustainability, and in the development of innovative R&D supports mechanisms for SMEs and large industrial operations across industrial sectors.
I undertook PhD and postdoc research on actinide geochemistry associated with nuclear waste processing facilities, developing analytical tools and applying them to study environmental transport processes. Subsequently my research has applied these principles in studies of waste impacts and management systems, resource recovery and exposure assessment. Fundamentally focused on understanding behaviour of potentially harmful elements and compounds in urban and rural environments in both terrestrial and aquatic systems.
I hold a Visiting Academic Post (100 Talents-High End Expert) in the Key Lab for Shale Gas Exploitation, Hunan University of Science & Technology, PRC.