Derek Blundell#


Derek Blundell
Membership Number:770
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1990
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM



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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
  • 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
  • 1993 Geological Society Cope Medal 1993
  • 1988 - 1990 President of the Geological Society
  • 1975 Geological Society Wollaston Fund


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