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Prof Andy Biggin

Professor of Palaeomagnetism Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I obtained my PhD in palaeomagnetism in 2001 and subsequently worked in labs in UNAM (Mexico), Montpellier (France) and Utrecht (The Netherlands) before obtaining a NERC Advanced Fellowship to work at the University of Liverpool in 2009. On completion of this in 2014, I was appointed as lecturer in geophysics and became a full professor in 2016.

I currently lead the Geomagnetism Laboratory and the DEEP research group based within it. I have worked in labs in four different countries previously and studied the palaeomagnetism of some of the oldest rocks on Earth as well as much younger archaeological materials. My research focuses on describing and explaining the past behaviour of Earth's magnetic field on timescales from centuries to billions of years. I teach across all years of our Earth Science programmes, lead the school's recruitment of fellows and am a long-serving editor for Geophysical Journal International.