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Dr Alan Boyle PhD, BSc, FGS, SFHEA.

Senior Lecturer in Geology Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I started doing Geology many years ago because it gave me more free time at school. Each year since then it has taken more and more of my time. I still enjoy it, and hope I impart that enjoyment to others.

Personal Distinctions

  • Invited Lecture: The student fieldwork experience: influencing factors and implications for learning (Invitation to Speak, EGU 2010 Conference convenors 2010)
  • Invited Workshop Presentation: Why use groups? (Carleton College, USA) (Invitation to Speak, NSF/DLESE 2007)
  • Keynote Talk: Fieldwork in Higher Education - an international perspective (University of Plymouth) (Keynote Speech, Experiential Learning CETL, Plymouth. 2007)
  • Invited Lecture: New insights into pyrite textures from the application of EBSD (Kobe, Japan) (Invitation to Speak, IMA2006 Conference convenors 2006)
  • Invited Workshop Presentation: Assessment tips & strategies (University of Montana, USA) (Invitation to Speak, NSF/DLESE 2003)
  • University of Liverpool Teaching Fellowship (University of Liverpool 2001)
  • University of Liverpool Teaching Fellowship (University of Liverpool 2000)

Administrative Roles

  • University committees for new Science Central Teaching Laboratories (2007-12) and for a new Centralised Timetable and Room Booking system (ORBIT, 2007-9). Faculty of Science and Engineering Quality and Standards Committee (2009-). School discipline lead for Central Teaching Laboratory (2007-). Programme Director for Geology Degrees (2013-). School of Environmental Sciences Athena SWAN Committee (2012-). Member of Senate (2013-). Faculty Technology Enhanced learning Committee (2014-). University Board of Discipline (2014-)

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