Lecturer in Geoarchaeology and Environmental History
A soil scientist with interests in geoarchaeology and environmental history, Dr Paul Adderley was awarded a prestigious RCUK Academic Fellowship at Stirling in 2005 and is now a Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. He studied at the University of Wales, Bangor and was previously research officer for major ODA/DfID projects in Nigeria. His research examines the sustainability of societies in marginal environments and the exploitation of natural resources by such societies. Present research activities include the examination of past landscapes in semi-arid Africa with collaborative projects in Ethiopia funded by the US National Science Foundation, in Benin funded by European Research Council and in Niger as part of a series of National Geographic Society expeditions. On-going research funded by Historic Scotland examines the sustainability of earth-built vernacular architectures and how changes in climate are affecting historical and archaeological buildings. A NESTA awardee in 2004, recent work has included a Sci-Art collaboration with Goldsmiths, London that investigates new ways of expressing the outputs from scientific studies. He was Director of the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy from 2012 to 2015.