Kevin John Edwards#

Kevin Edwards
Membership Number:3286
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • University of Cambridge: Institute Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute; Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research; Fellow Commoner, Clare Hall
  • 2018 Emeritus Professor in Physical Geography, University of Aberdeen
  • 2000 Professor in Physical Geography (Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen); 2007 Adjunt Chair in Archaeology
  • 1996 Professor of Palaeoecology (Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield); 1996 Head of Department
  • 1980 Lecturer in Biogeography (School of Geography, University of Birmingham); 1990 Senior Lecturer; 1992 Reader in Palaeoecology
  • 1975 Lecturer in Environmental Reconstruction (Department of Geography, The Queen’s University of Belfast); Research Member of the Palaeoecology Centre
  • 1972 Tutorial Fellow (Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Palynology
  • Human-environment interactions in the North Atlantic region
  • Mesolithic (hunter-gatherer) impacts on vegetation in Scotland
  • Long-term landscape change in the Western and Northern Isles of Scotland
  • Early Holocene climate change
  • Tephropalynological studies
  • Environmental archaeology
  • History of science

Honours and Awards
  • 2018: Coppock Research Medal and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • 2017: UK delegate to the XVIIIth Viking Congress, Copenhagen/Ribe, Denmark
  • 2015: Annual Lecturer, School of the Human Environment, University College Cork
  • 2014: DSc, 'Studies in Quaternary, Geographical and Archaeological Science', University of St Andrews
  • 2014: Panel member for Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology, UK Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • 2013: UK delegate to the XVIIth Viking Congress, Shetland
  • 2012 133rd Rhind Lecturer, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland/Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2012 Christensen Fellow, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2012 Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
  • 2011-12 Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall and Visiting Scholar, The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
  • 2009 UK delegate to the XVIth Viking Congress, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2008: Panel member for Geography and Environmental Studies, UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • 2007 South West of England Quaternary Lecturer (Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth)
  • 2007 The de Boer Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Hull
  • 2005 UK delegate to the XVth Viking Congress, Cork, Ireland
  • 2002 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1999 Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • 1972 Universities Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • 1972 Miller Prize as the most distinguished graduating student in the Faculty of Arts, University of St Andrews

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