Dr Robert McCulloch

Biological and Environmental Sciences 3A141 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

2002 - 2004 Dip. HE (Distinction). Adult Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh

1990 - 1993 PhD - NERC Research Studentship, University of Aberdeen

1987 - 1990 BA (Hons) Geography, University of Birmingham

Bob obtained his first degree in Geography (1987-1990) in what is now the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and where he was first introduced to the wonders of pollen analysis (palaeoecology).

He then undertook his PhD, supervised by Professors Chalmers Clapperton and David Sugden at Geography and the Environment, University of Aberdeen (and also at the Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, 1990-1993), his thesis is entitled "Palaeoenvironmental evidence for the late Wisconsin/Holocene transition in the Strait of Magellan, southern Patagonia.

Bob then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography, Edinburgh, where he continued to develop his research interests in the vegetation and landscape history of southern Patagonia and also branched out to include Mexico and, more closer to home, Scotland. He also designed and managed the Physical Geography facilities, including the Palaeoecology laboratory and the first Cosmogenic Isotope extraction laboratory in Scotland at Edinburgh.

In 2002 Bob took a change of career direction and qualified as a nurse specialising in Cardiology and worked at the Coronary Care Units in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Stirling Royal Infirmary.

In 2007 Bob joined Biological & Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling and is the Programme Director for the most popular degree programme of Environmental Geography. He continues to pursue his research interests in southern Patagonia and Scotland outlined below. Bob is also Convener of Theme 1: Landscape Dynamics, Scottish Alliance for Geosciences, Environment and Society.

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