Derek Blundell#


Derek Blundell
Email:derekjblundell 'at' btinternet.com
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Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1998 Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of London, since 1998
  • 1998-2000 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow
  • 1995-1998 Dean of Research and Enterprise
  • 1992-1997 Head of Geology
  • 1985–1998 Professor of Environmental Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 1975–1985 Professor of Environmental Geology and Head of Geology Department, Chelsea College, University of London
  • 1974 Royal Society Visiting Professor, Geology Department, University of Ghana
  • 1971-1975 Reader in Geophysics, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster
  • 1970 Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster
  • 1959-1970 Lecturer, Geology Department, University of Birmingham
  • 1957 Research Fellow, Geology Department, University of Birmingham

Fields of Scholarship
  • Rock magnetic studies applied to geological problems
  • Marine geophysical surveys across the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and Southwest Approaches
  • Explosion seismic refraction experiments to determine crustal structure in Britain and the East African Rift Valley in Kenya
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Gravity surveys in Southwest Greenland
  • Earthquake risk analysis in Ghana
  • Seismic reflection survey techniques to explore deep into the Earth's crust and upper mantle as a basis for studying continental lithosphere dynamics (BIRPS, the European Geotraverse)
  • Geodynamics and ore deposit evolution across Europe (GEODE)
  • A possible glacially-forced tectonic mechanism for late Neogene surface uplift and subsidence around the North Atlantic

Honours and Awards
  • Geological Society Cope Medal 1993
  • President of the Geological Society 1988 to 1990
  • Geological Society Wollaston Fund 1975


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