Staff research areas
Igneous petrology and geochemistry, sedimentology, environmental geochemistry and mineralogy, stratigraphy and palaeontology, structural geology, planetary geology and earthquake studies are all key research interests.
The School of Earth Sciences at Birkbeck has close links to, and shares premises with, the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London (UCL). Together, they form the UCL–Birkbeck Research School of Earth Sciences, facilitating access to a wide range of research resources and expertise. Well-established links with other London colleges and the Natural History Museum provide ready access to further facilities in the capital.
In addition to standard equipment such as EMP, SEM and XRD and generous networked computing facilities, the School has nine specialist laboratories, and operates a worldwide fieldwork programme.
As a research student, you will benefit from a vigorous programme of formal and informal research seminars, and close attention to research supervision.