BUFI alumni 2006

BUFI has proudly been supporting PhD students since 1993 with some 130 BUFI students completing their PhDs with support from BGS and this number grows every year. Listed below, by their year of completion, are most of our ex-students (where we have details). In early 2016 we undertook an internet-based investigation to find out what our ex-students were doing in 2016. Where we have this information it is listed thus providing a snapshot of the different types of roles our ex-BUFI students held in both academia and industry in 2016. For up to date information on what our ex-students are doing post-2016 please follow their LinkedIn or web links.

If you are a past student and would like anything adding to your PhD entry such as an abstract, photo, what you are doing post-PhD or any links then please get in touch with the BUFI team.


Simon Holford

Project title: Cenozoic evolution of the Irish Sea Basin Systems

BGS Supervisor: Dave Tappin

University Supervisor: J Turner, Birmingham

What were they doing in 2016? Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Student links:



Gareth Morris

Project title: Imaging of contaminant distributions in the built environment by cross hole Complex Resistivity Tomography (CRT)

BGS Supervisor: Richard Ogilvy

University Supervisor: Andrew Binley, Lancaster

What were they doing in 2016? Multi-Client Account Manager at Spectrum Geo (Oil and Energy).

Student links:


Steven Pawley

Project title: Middle Pleistocene glaciations and glacial deposits in Eastern England

BGS Supervisor: Brian Moorlock

University Supervisor: J Rose, London Royal Holloway

What were they doing in 2016? Geologist at Alberta Geological Survey.

Student links:


Annabel Roberts (nee Kelly)

Project title: Relationship between topography and crustal structure

BGS Supervisor: Andy Chadwick

University Supervisor: R England, Leicester

What were they doing in 2016? DfT HS2 Development Agreement and Review Points, HS2 Group, Department for Transport.

Contacts for further information

Jon Naden
BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
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