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Dr Simon Wakefield B.Sc. Ph.D FGS

Dr Simon Wakefield

B.Sc. Ph.D FGS

Senior Lecturer, Director of Teaching

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

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1.18, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
  • Marine geochemistry
  • Water
  • Environmental pollution and issues
  • Hazards
  • Director of Learning and Teaching – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (1995 – present)
  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Marine Geochemistry – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (1989 – present)
  • Lecturer in Chemical Oceanography – Dept of Oceanography / Earth Sciences, University College, Swansea (1978-1989)
  • PhD – Departm,ent of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, 1981
  • BSc Earth Sciences – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, 1975

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Member Challenger Society
  • European Assocoaition of Greochemistry

Academic positions

  • Lecturer in Chemical Oceanography, University College of Swansea (1978-89)

Committees and reviewing

  • Former member of Academic Quality Committee, Senate, University Court

I am Director of Learning and Teaching and as such have a wide teaching role within the School. I contribute to all years of teaching and have particular responsibility for EA1103 Dangerous Earth in Year 1 and EA3117 Water Resources and EA3108 Environmental Case Studies in Year 3. In addition I contribute half of EA2116 Environmental Pollution and the chemical aspects of EA2112 Ocean Atmosphere Systems in Year 2. My fieldwork concentrates on years 2 and 3 of the environmental programmes covering aspects of water pollution, land use and environmental issues as well as helping out whenever another pair of hands (or boots on the ground!) are needed.

When I was research active my interests centred on marine geochemistry and the processes around hydrothermal vents and the sediment-water interface. I have participated in 12 deep sea research cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans often spending time in a cold room trying to mimic the conditions at the bottom of the sea!


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