Prof. Randy Parrish
Head of NIGL
Randy is a geologist and isotope geochemist with many years doing U-Th-Pb geochronology research on earth science problems. His recent interests include Neogene Earth System Science problems, relationships between mountains and global climate, erosion of mountain systems, and applications of isotopes to environmental health, specifically depleted uranium issues. He leads the NERC Isotope Geoscience facility in Keyworth, and undertakes advisory tasks for BGS and other international earth science organisations, and is cross appointed with the University of Leicester as Professor of Isotope Geology.
NIGL is one of the largest facilities in Europe for studying naturally occurring isotopes. NIGL's aim is to support, stimulate and carry out high quality applied and strategic research within the UK academic community in the fields identified largely by NERC's research strategy. NIGL provides a means to undertake isotope research and assists UK academics to successfully bid for and deliver research grants. By teaching and training it contributes to the future supply of isotope scientists. Commercial research and testing is a valuable source of additional income. One of our strengths is the breadth of equipment, techniques and expertise held under one roof. The diversity of capabilities at NIGL allows the use of several stable and radiogenic isotope methodologies to be applied to individual problems in an effective, multidisciplinary approach.
For further information about the NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory please visit the NIGL website.