Dr Keith Westhead

Dr Keith Westhead

Marine & Coastal Geologist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 364

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Biography

  •  2013 – ongoing : 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

Skills

  • Geohazards assessment and product development
  • Geological surveying: onshore, coastal and offshore
  • Science communication, web delivery & informatics

Research interests

  • Environmental research & modelling in the coastal zone (the 'White Ribbon')
  • Geoscience communication
  • Marine geological surveying: linking onshore & offshore geology, including impacts in coastal zone

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2014 – ongoing : Member of North Atlantic Geosciences NAG-Coast group
  •  2013 – ongoing : Marine & coastal surveying and collaborative work, including in support of the Marine Environmental Mapping Programme MAREMAP
  •  2013 – ongoing : Modelling of seabed geological constraints on development across the continental shelf
  •  2013 – ongoing : White Ribbon geoscience: scientific research and baseline surveying aimed at improved environmental modelling of the coastal zone

Professional association

  • Chartered Geologist
  • Fellow of Geological Society of London

Published outputs