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Academic Staff


Dr Andrew Kerr

Committee Work

Editor in-chief of LithosChairman of the IMA Commission on Solid Earth Composition and EvolutionMember of the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological society of London.Member of the IAVCEI Large Igneous Provinces Commission steering committeeCouncil Member of the Mineralogical Society (2005-2007)External member of the Editorial Review Board for ODP Leg 203

Teaching

Andrew currently teaches second and third year igneous petrology at Cardiff, and is one of the few lecturers to possess a recognised teaching qualification (PGCE).

Portfolio

  • Director of Admissions
  • Rock Preparation Facility Manager

Academia

  • BSc Geochemistry (St Andrews) 1990
  • PhD "The geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Mull and Morvern Tertiary Lava succession, Argyll, Scotland " (Durham) 1994
  • PGCE (1999) Leicester

Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geochemical Society
  • Mineralogical Society

Awards

  • 1997 - Presidents Award of the Geological Society of London
  • 2000 - Clough Award of the Edinburgh Geological Society
  • 2002 - Max Hay Medal of the Mineralogical Society

Grants Awarded

  • NERC Grant in kind for isotope analysis 'Constraining the petrogenesis of mafic pegmatites intruding the deeper parts of the Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau: Implications for magmatic processes and tectonics of plateau emplacement' 2001 (£19,566)
  • NERC Small Grant 'The Caribbean Plate: using the geochemistry and geochronology of volcanic sequences around its southern Plate margin to constrain tectonic evolution' 2002 (£27,478)
  • Nuffield Foundation New Lecturer Award 'Melt inclusions in large igneous provinces' 2002 (£5800)
  • Mineralogical Society Senior Bursary, to attend Fall AGU in San Francisco, 2002 (£500)
  • Royal Society conference grant to attend Fall AGU in San Francisco, 2002 (£620)
  • NERC Award for PhD fieldwork 'Cretaceous tectonomagmatic evolution of the Northern Caribbean plate margin: insights from volcanics and sediments in Jamaica and the Virgin Islands' 2003-2006 (£8247)
  • NERC Award for PhD fieldwork 'The origin, age and structure of the Siletz mafic igneous terrane: An oceanic plateau with causal links to the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum?' 2004-2007 (£7734)
  • NERC Grant in kind for isotope analysis 'Tectonomagmatic evolution of the Caribbean plate: insights from volcanic rocks on Jamaica and the Virgin Islands' 2004 (£20,650).
  • NERC Grant in kind for isotope analysis 'The origin, age and structure of the Siletz mafic igneous terrane: An oceanic plateau with causal links to the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum?' 2005 (£64,860).
  • NERC Award for PhD fieldwork 'The nature and origin of the global 1880 Ma Mafic-Ultramafic Event: The largest igneous episode in Earth’s history? 2006-2009 (£10,636) 

Postgraduate Students


In addition to his own research Andrew has also supervised/is currently supervising the following Ph.D. students:

  • Roz White (1995-1999) – The Aruba batholith
  • Pat Thompson (1998-2002) Caribbean Cretaceous arc rocks, Bonaire
  • Kevin Jones (2002-2005) Mineral melt inclusions in Large Igneous Provinces
  • Shaun Lavis (2001-2005) Recycling in subduction zones
  • Alan Hastie (2003-present) Cretaceous volcanic rocks in Jamaica
  • Matthew Minifie (2006-present) Petrogenesis of the 1.88Ga Circum-Superior LIP, Canada
  • Iain Neill (2007-present) Cretaceous volcanic rocks in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jake Ciborowski (2009-present) Internal anatomy of a dissected 2.5Ga Large Igneous Province