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Teaching responsibilities

Main Undergraduate teaching

GEOS1110: The Habitable Planet (GEOS112: The Planet Earth). I teach the Biosphere (Module 4). 2007-present. Convened 2010-2012.

GEOS2042: Life, the Universe and Everything (GEOS204). Most lectures and many practicals. 2008 (ELS204)-present. Convened 2008-2013; 2016-present.

GEOS2130: Marine Sediments: Records of Past Earth (GEOS206: Marine Depositional Environments). Lectures, practicals, and teach on the South Coast of NSW fieldtrip to Kioloa in April. 2008-present.

ENVS2115: Climate Change, Energy and our Future (GEOS251: Geopolitics- The Science of Climate, Energy and our Future; Minerals, Energy and Environment). One module of lectures and tutorials, 2012-present.

GEOS3130: Earth System History (GEOS309: Marine Sediments and Energy Security). Most lectures and practicals. Convened 2011, 2013, 2015-present.

Other Undergraduate teaching

GEOS1120: Dynamic Earth (GEOS125: Earth Dynamics). One workshop, sometimes fieldwork (Hartley). 2008-present.

GEOS1130: Blue Planet: Oceans, Climate and Life (GEOS126: Marine Geoscience). Some lectures, sometimes fieldwork (Port Hacking boat trip). 2007-present.

GEOS211: Field Geology: Mapping and Palaeoenvironments (GEOS226: Introduction to Field Geology) (Keepit fieldtrip). 2008; 2009-2013. Convened 2012-2013.

MAR201: Introduction to Marine Science. 1-2 lectures, 2009-2012.

GEOS397/GEOS394/BIOL382: Applied Palaeontology and Biogenic Sediments, lecture and practical, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012.


Postgraduate teaching

GEOS7710: Palaeoenvironments and Biogeochemistry (GEOS710: Records of palaeoenvironments: life and geochemistry). Convenor and lectures on organic geochemistry for Master Research students, 2016-present.

GEOS8810: Palaeoenvironments and Biogeochemistry (GEOS920: Palaeoenvironments and biogeochemistry). Convenor and lectures on organic geochemistry for master coursework students (Master Geoscience; Master of Science and Innovation). 2016-present.

GEOS7711: Research Topics in Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEOS791: Research Topic in Earth and Planetary Sciences). Research Experience (in organic geochemistry lab), 2016-

GEOS710: The Organic Geochemistry of Sedimentary Rocks, Oils and Gases. Lecture and practical organic geochemistry in the research lab for Master Research students. Convenor, 2013-2015.

GEOS920: Petroleum Geochemistry. Lecture and practical organic geochemistry in the research lab for master coursework students (Master Geoscience). Convenor, 2013-2015.

GEOS811: Advanced Field Techniques in Geoscience. Keepit fieldtrip for master coursework students (Master Geoscience). 2008; 2009-2013. Convened 2012-2013.


Genes to Geoscience, Postgraduate modules: Where biology, geology and chemistry meet: Frontiers in Biogeochemistry; What's In Stuff? (with Damian Gore); Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions (With Matthew Kosnik and Craig O’Neill). 2008-2015.

Conferences that I chaired

Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference: Macquarie University, 2-5th December 2012

Chairman and co-convener of the joint Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference (AOGC) and International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) Meeting, Leura, NSW, February 2004


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