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Originally from the Aberdeen area and a graduate of both the University of Aberdeen and London Guildhall University.

Having begun his career at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham in 1989, John joined the (now) University of Northampton in 1993 as subject leader for Earth Science before becoming Associate Dean in 2004, Deputy Dean in 2010 and then Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology in 2016.   John is an active STEM Ambassador who has championed the role of the University in providing enrichment activities for schools for many years and is a Governor of Silverstone University Technical College.

As Dean of Faculty, John has responsibility for academic quality and the student experience, resources, people and performance management, educational partnerships and business development within the wide -ranging Faculty of “FAST”.  John is the University of Northampton representative of the “ARC group” of Universities within the CAMKOX region.

Research Interests

  • Quaternary environments
  • Quaternary sea level change
  • Quaternary of the southern North Sea, north east Scotland and south Devon regions
  • Geology of radon hazards
  • Graduate employability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

The origin and sedimentology of the Lower Pleistocene Westleton Beds, East Anglia, UK., London Guildhall University

Award Date: 31 Oct 1993

External positions

Board member, Nene Rivers Trust

30 Sept 2001 → …

Operating Board Member, ARC universities group

31 Aug 2001 → …


  • GB Physical geography


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