Dr Stephen Parry

Mineralogist and Petrologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3006

E-mail Dr Stephen Parry


  • 2008–present: Higher Scientific Officer, British Geological Survey
  • 2004–2006: Research Support Scientist, NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
  • 2004: PhD (Geology), University of Aberdeen
  • 1999: BSc Hons. (Geology and Petroleum Geology), University of Aberdeen

Research interests

  • Tectonomagmatic evolution of the Scottish Caledonides
  • Siluro-Devonian time scale calibration
  • Historical usage of building stones in England and Wales


  • Mineralogical and petrological studies
  • Electron beam microanalysis and imaging
  • Building stone matching (England and Wales)

Current projects and collaboration

  • Strategic Stone Study (in conjunction with English Heritage)

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Geological Society (1998–present)

Key Papers

PARRY, S.F., NOBLE, S.R., CROWLEY, Q.G. and WELLMAN, C.H. (2011)  A high-precision U–Pb age constraint on the Rhynie Chert Konservat-Lagerstätte: timescale and other implications.  Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 168, 000-000. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-043.