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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Prof. Gavin Gillmore

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Head of Kingston Energy


Head of School and Professor, Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University.

Prior to this Professor Gillmore was Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Bradford.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2007 - 2007 Fellowship Of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2006 - 2006 Chartered Geologist
  • 2001 - 2004 PGC THE
  • 1986 - 1990 PhD (North Sea Tertiary Biostratigraphy; UCL)
  • 1983 - 1986 BSc (Hon.) Applied Geology with Geography

Research Interests

Radon, health and geology. Radon in caves, mines, homes and workplaces. Radium pollution and radioluminescent materials. The application of sedimentary analysis (+ microfossils) to reconstructing past environments (Mesozoic to Recent; recent work has been in the field of geoarchaeology.

Teaching Area

Environmental health; petrology (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary); field and lab skills; sedimentology; micropalaeontology and palaeoenvironments; geoarchaeology; geoforensics; geomorphology (e.g. coastal; glacial; slopes); concepts and issues in geography; geophysical and geomedical hazards; petroleum studies; Energy resources (coal and nuclear); air quality management; pollution; land degradation and management; managing environmental change; environmental biotechnology; projects; fieldwork leadership (home/overseas).




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