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Our staff

Our academic staff pursue research as part of the UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Staff categories

These are our Birkbeck staff categories within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 

Head of Department 

Academics 

Honorary Fellows

  • Dr John Cunningham: Dr Cunningham's current research is in alluvial and narrow vein type gold occurrences above and below ground in Scotland, Wales, Spain and France. He has a connected interest in the economics of small-scale mining, in particular through harnessing local community expertise. Publications (BIROn)
  • Dr Simon Drake: Dr Drake's research interests include: field geology, the sedimentation of pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) and determining similarities and contrasts between terrestrial PDCs and meteoritic ejecta blankets. Publications (BIROn)

Professional and support contacts

Finance, research grants and PHD students 

Technicians