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Academic Staff

Dr Iain McDonald


  • Research Support
  • Elemental Analysis Facility Manager


  • BSc Chemistry & Geology (Glasgow) 1989
  • PhD (Cape Town) "Analysis of PGE and transport of PGE in a carbonaceous volatile phase" 1993


  • The Geochemical Society
  • The Meteoritical Society
  • Chairman - Mineral Deposits Studies Group

Conference Organisation and Editorial Roles

Since 2001, Iain has organised or co-organised two conferences. First, an International Workshop on "21st Century Pt-Pd Deposits" at Southampton University in conjunction with H.M. Prichard and A.G. Gunn. A fully peer-reviewed and edited volume of papers from this appeared in volume 111 (1) of Applied Earth Science (Trans Inst. Min. Metall. Section B) in 2002. The second was the 3 day Geological Society Fermor Flagship Meeting on "World Class Mineral Deposits & Earth Evolution" at Cardiff University in 2003. Peer-reviewed papers from this were published in a special volume of Mineralium Deposita (volume 40 (6) edited by Adrian Boyce and Iain McDonald) and in a special publication of the Geological Society (Number 248, Mineral Deposits and Earth Evolution; edited by McDonald, Boyce, Butler, Herrington and Polya) in 2005. Also in 2005, Iain co-edited volume 114 (4) of Applied Earth Science (Trans Inst. Min. Metall. Section B), a special issue on minerlization in the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, with Judith Kinnaird from the University of the Witwatersrand. Since the end of 2005, he has become Executive Editor of the journal, working with a new panel of Associate Editors.