Dr Keith Westhead

Dr Keith Westhead Marine & Coastal Geologist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 364

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Biography

  •  2013 :  Marine & Coastal Geologist
  •  2008 –2012 :  Head of Knowledge Exchange, BGS
  •  2000 –2008 :  Head of Enquiries, BGS
  •  1990 –2000 :  Mapping Geologist, BGS
  •  1990 :  PhD University of Liverpool, Structural Geology
  •  1986 :  BSc (Hons) University of Leeds, Geosciences

Current projects and collaboration

  •  Marine & coastal surveying and collaborative work, including in support of the Marine Environmental Mapping Programme MAREMAP
  •  Setting up collaborations with other environmental information partners in UK and abroad, with aim of bringing geoscience information to as wide an audience as possible

Skills

  •  Geological surveying: onshore, coastal and offshore
  •  Science communication
  •  Web delivery & informatics

Professional association

  •  Chartered Geologist
  •  Fellow of Geological Society of London

Research interests

  •  Geoscience informatics: web & mobile technologies
  •  Marine geological surveying: linking onshore & offshore geology, including impacts in coastal zone
  •  Structural & metamorphic geology

Published outputs