I completed my BSc in Geology at the University of St Andrews,
my MSc .in Mineral Exploration at Imperial College and my PhD at
the University of Dundee.
My research is aimed at enhancing understanding of how earth
surface and environmental processes influence and effect man, how
anthropogenic activity and climate change are affecting the
environment and also how natural resources can be exploited as
effectively and environmentally responsibly as possible. A major
focus of my research has been the development of an investigative
framework to integrate measurement and modelling techniques of
earth surface and environmental processes at a range of spatial
scales and at time-scales ranging from millions of years to
milliseconds. My research also has very strong multidisciplinary
and applied aspects.
Current Funded Projects
Development of a UAV-mounted imaging Fourier Transform
InfraRed (FTIR) for real-time monitoring of natural and
anthropogenic hazards. P.I.: Ferrier & Co-I : Mortimer
(RAL). NERC NE/P003303/1 (2016 – 2017).
Quantitative 3D remote digital compositional and structural
characterisation of outcrops. P.I.: Ferrier; Co-Is : Paton
(Leeds), Mortimer (RAL) & Herringshaw (Hull).
NERC NE/N017188/1 (2016 – 2017).
Monitoring Gas Emissions in Petro-Chemical Facilities using a
novel, low-cost, robust Imaging FTIR. P.I.: Ferrier & Co-I
: Mortimer (RAL). STFC ST/K006614/1 (2016 –
- Imaging FTIR spectroscopy
- Geological Remote Sensing
- Monitoring Fugitive Gas Emissions
- Urban Environmental Modelling
- Mapping Environmental Pollution