Dr Andrew Miles
School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Lecturer In Igneous Petrology
**Please note that as of January 30th 2017, I will be taking up a new position at the University of Leicester and will no longer have access to my Kingston email address. My new email address will be email@example.com**
I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in 2008 having conducted an MSci on the igneous geology and geochemistry of Santiago Island in the Galapagos. I started a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2008 using state of the art analytical techniques to investigate how accessory minerals retain and record evidence of magmatic evolution in silicic magmas with direct application to the evolution of the Earth's continental crust. After a temporary lectureship at Edinburgh, I moved to Kingston University in March 2013 to take up a permanent lectureship in igneous petrology and geochemistry. I am part of the Geodynamics and Crustal Processes Research Group at Kingston University.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- 2013 - present Lecturer in Igneous Petrology (Kingston University)
- 2008 - 2012 PhD (University of Edinburgh)
- 2004 - 2008 MSci (University of Cambridge)
- 2004 - 2008 MA (University of Cambridge)
My research focuses on using accessory mineral isotopic and trace element compositions to explore magmatic processes in silicic magmas, including granites. Granite is one of the primary constituents of the Earth's continental crust and its cargo of accessory minerals therefore preserve valuable chemical evidence about its evolution.
Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Soper, N.J., Brown, P.E., 2016, The Shap granite: linking geochronology and field evidence for Acadian deformation in Northern Britain: Journal of the Geological Society, London (in prep).
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Hinton, R.W., 2016, Reply to comment by Marks et al. (2016) on 'Apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas?' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v.183, p. 271-273.
Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Hawkesworth, C.J., 2016, Tectonic controls on post-subduction granite genesis and emplacement: the Late Caledonian suite of Britain and Ireland. Goldschmidt 2016 (Abstract).
Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Hawkesworth, C.J., 2016, Tectonic controls on post-subduction granite genesis and emplacement: the Late Caledonian suite of Britain and Ireland: Gondwana Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2016.02.006.
Jarvis, I., Gröcke, D., Laurin, J., Selby, D., Roest-Ellis, S., Miles, A.J., Lingnum, J., Gale, A., Kennedy, J., 2016, Paired carbon stable-isotope records for the Cenomanian Stage (100.5-93.9 Ma): correclation tool and Late Cretaceous pCO2 record? EGU 2016 (Abstract)
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Hinton, R.W. 2015, Apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas? EGU 2015 (Abstract)
Bromiley, G.D., Stokes, T., Miles, A.J., 2015 Manganese speciation in apatite: a tool for determining redox conditions in magmas? Goldschmidt 2015 (Abstract).
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Hinton, R.W. 2014, Apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 132, p. 101-119.
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Dhuime, B., Hinton, R.W. 2014, Using zircon isotope compositions to constrain crustal structure and pluton evolution in a complex lithotectonic terrane: the Iapetus Suture Zone in northern Britain: Journal of Petrology, v. 166, P. 1-19.
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Hinton, R.W., EIMF, 2013, Evidence for distinct stages of magma history recorded by the compositions of accessory apatite and zircon: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 166, p. 1-19.
Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Hinton, R.W., EIMF, 2012, Evidence for Distinct Stages of Magma Evolution Recorded in the Composition of Accessory Phases and Whole-Rocks in Silicic Magmas: Mineralogical Magazine (Abstract) v. 76(6), 2107.
Miles, A.J., and Cartwright, J.A., 2010, Hybrid flow sills: A new mode of igneous sheet intrusion: Geology, v. 38, p. 343-346
Herbert, S., Gibson, S.A., Norman, D.B., Geist, D.G., Estes, G., Grant, T and Miles, A.J., 2009, Into the field again: re-examining Charles Darwin's 1835 geological work on Isla Santiago (James Island) in the Galapagos Archipelago: Earth Sciences History, 28 (1). pp. 1-31.
G3 - Our Changing Planet G2 - From Core to Crust G2 - Resource Geology G1 - Global Geology G1 - Igneous Petrology
Other Professional Activity
Fellow of the Geological Society, London