Andrew Finlayson

Mr Andrew Finlayson

Quaternary Geologist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 209

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Biography

  •  2013 – ongoing : Task Leader, Loch Lomond and Trossachs Quaternary Geology
  •  2011 – ongoing : Glacier subsurface investigations, BGS observatory at Virkisj√∂kull, Iceland
  •  2014 : PhD, Glacial geomorphology, University of Edinburgh
  •  2006 –2013 : Geological modeller, Clyde Urban Super Project
  •  2007 –2011 : Quaternary Geologist, Grampian Highlands Mapping project
  •  2008 –2010 : Field Geologist, United Arab Emirates Mapping Project
  •  2005 –2010 : Quaternary Geologist, North-west Highlands Geology and Landscape Project
  •  2005 : Appointed to British Geological Survey
  •  2004 : MSc Royal Holloway, University of London, Quaternary Science
  •  2001 : BSc University of St Andrews, Geography

Boards and committees

  •  2015 – ongoing : Ordinary Member of the Quaternary Research Association Executive Committee
  •  2014 – ongoing : Editorial Board: Proceedings of the Geologist's Association

Research interests

  • Catchment geomorphology
  • Applied Quaternary geology
  • Three-dimensional geological modelling
  • Glacial geology and ice sheet processes
  • Applications of ground penetrating radar

Professional association

  •  2015 – ongoing : Chartered Geographer, CGeog [Geomorph], and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG
  •  2006 – ongoing : Member of the Quaternary Research Association

Awards

  •  2013 : Awarded the Lewis Penny Medal by the Quaternary Research Association

Published outputs

Key papers

FINLAYSON, A., FABEL, D., BRADWELL, T. SUGDEN, D. 2014. Growth and decay of a marine terminating sector of the last British Irish Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 83, 28-45.

PHILLIPS, E., FINLAYSON, A., BRADWELL, T., EVEREST, J., JONES, L. 2014. Structural evolution triggers a dynamic reduction in active glacier length during rapid retreat: evidence from Falljokull, SE Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface , 119, 2194-2208.

FINLAYSON, A. 2013. Digital surface models are not always representative of former glacier beds: Palaeoglaciological and geomorphological implications. Geomorphology, 194, 25-33.

PHILLIPS, E., FINLAYSON, A., JONES, L. 2013. Fracturing, block faulting and Moulin development associated with progressive collapse and retreat of a maritime glacier: Virkisjokull-Falljokull, SE Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118, 1545-1561.

FINLAYSON, A. 2012. Ice dynamics and sediment movement: last glacial cycle, Clyde basin, Scotland. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 58, No. 206, 487-500. 536-554.

FINLAYSON, A., GOLLEDGE, N, BRADWELL, T and FABEL, D. 2011. Evolution of a lateglacial mountain ice cap in northern Scotland. Boreas, Vol. 40, 536-554.

FINLAYSON, A., MERRITT, J., BROWNE, M., MERRITT, J. E., MCMILLAN, A., and WHITBREAD, K. 2010. Ice sheet advance, dynamics, and decay configurations: evidence from west central Scotland. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 29, 969-988.