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Academic Staff

Professor R. John Parkes, FRS


  • Head of School (2009 - 2014)
  • Head of Earth Surface Processes & Environmental Policy Research Theme
  • Head of the Geomicrobiology Group
  • Distinguished Research Professor


  • B.Ed (Hons) Birmingham University 1974,
  • Ph.D. Aberdeen University, 1978 "The Seasonal Variation of Bacteria within the Sediments of a Polluted Estuary".


  • Member of the Society for General Microbiology
  • International Committee Member of the ISEB (International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry). 
  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales