Meet the Team
Meet the Rockwatch Management Team – a group of diverse, professionally qualified geologists and other experienced amateurs.
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Part of my Chemistry degree was a course in Geology. Ever since I have been fascinated by Geology – mainly rocks and minerals. It’s great to go out into the field and collect specimens and ‘read’ the landscape. The picture shows me looking at a mineral at the Natural History Museum in London where I am a volunteer.
I started out as a teenage fossil collector in West Sussex and, although I never took up geology as a career, I have always been passionate about our landscape, rocks and fossils. My later interests have moved on to the study of historic building stones and the overlap between geology and archaeology.
Fortunately, I am now retired from work, which enables me to spend even more time on geology. I give frequent talks, lead field trips and organise fossil hunts, using my collection of rocks and fossils as supporting material. I am actively engaged in several research projects on West Sussex geology and publishing local guidebooks. I have formerly been Field Meetings Secretary of the Geologists’ Association and Chair of the West Sussex Geological Society. I am currently Chair of the Sussex Geodiversity Partnership and the Tertiary Research Group.
I find that young people are amongst my most enthusiastic audiences, particularly in the classroom and on fossil hunts. I am pleased to support the Rockwatch team and meet young people who share my enthusiasm for geology.