Barbara Maher#

Membership Number:6749
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2020 Professor Emerita, Lancaster University
  • 2000 Professor, Lancaster University
  • 1987 - 2000 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 1985 - 1987 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (Natural Environment Research Council, NERC), Department of Geophysics, University of Edinburgh

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sediment provenancing
  • Particulate air pollution, health impacts, mitigation
  • Environmental magnetism
  • Palaeomagnetism
  • Quaternary palaeoclimate

Honours and Awards
  • 2024 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2023 Distinguished Lecturer, American Geophysical Union College of Fellows
  • 2021 Edward Bullard Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, ‘to recognize distinguished scientists with proven leadership in their fields of science’.
  • 2020 Fellowship of the American Geophysical Union, for ‘Outstanding contributions to understanding fine-particle magnetism, ancient monsoons, global dust cycles, and atmospheric particulate pollution’.
  • 2014 Schlumberger (now Neumann) Award, The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, for ‘scientific excellence in mineralogy and its applications’.
  • 2013 Pilkington Teaching Prize, ‘to acknowledge excellence in teaching’.
  • 2006 - 2012 Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award, for ‘Environmental magnetism: innovative problem-solving in climate change and pollution’.
  • 2005 The Charles Chree Medal and Prize (now the Appleton Medal), Institute of Physics, for ’Pioneering contributions to the study of magnetic signals from the geological record as a means of determining climatic changes’.

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