Technical Specialist/ Safety Officer:
I gained my first degree in Physical Sciences majoring in Chemistry from Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen in 1981. Whilst working at the University of Bournemouth I gained my MPhil in soil amino acid analysis. I took up my post in Micromorphology at the University of Stirling in 1997 later gaining my degree in Computing Science. I operate four laboratories in Biological & Environmental Sciences (BES) supporting research and consultancy in Geoarchaeology. Since my appointment as Safety Officer in BES I gained my NEBOSH general safety certificate. I am a member of the Institute of Science & Technology and a Registered Scientist. I have also recently been awarded my Biosafety Practitioner certificate.
MPhil: (University of Bournemouth)
BSc: Physical Sciences (Robert Gordon's University Aberdeen)
BSc: Computing Science (University of Stirling)
NEBOSH Gen Cert
BES Safety Officer
Administration of BES chemical and travel databases
Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)
Operation of Thin Section Production Laboratory
Consultancy Services: Stirling Analyses for Geo-Archaeology
Operation and support of Scanning Electron Microscope & X-ray system
Operation and support of Image Analysis & Microscopy Laboratory
Operation and support of OSL and XRF laboratory
Web site administrator: HEaTED, Thin Section and Micromorphology, StAG, Geo-Technologists Guild, Unite, the union
Skills and Expertise:
expertise in GF-AAS, HPLC, IC, GC, SEM-EDS, FTIR, UV-VIS, XRF, OSL.
Database management: MySQL
Commercial Software: MS-Windows, MS-Office, DreamWeaver, PhotoShop, Director
Open Source: OpenOffice, Libre Office, FireFox, FileZilla, GIMP, InkScape, Audacity, 7-Zip,
CMS: WordPress, Joomla, E107, PHP-Nuke
Linux operating systems: Ubuntu, Debian, Suse etc.