I was born on 17 June 1939 in London W4, England. I studied Natural Sciences (BA, 1962) and marine geophysics (PhD, 1965) at Cambridge University, and was a member of faculty in the Department of Geology at Princeton University, N.J., USA 1965-70. There, I extended my research interests to studies of palaeomagnetism and ophiolites. I returned to the UK in 1970 to become a Reader in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. Since 1974 I have been a Professor in the School, and served as Dean from 1977-80 and from 1993-98.
Global TectonicsUEA Repository
Matthews, Drummond Hoyle (1931-1997), geologist and marine geophysicistUEA Repository
Ophiolites, ocean crust formation, and magnetic studies: a personal viewUEA Repository
Policy-making in the environmental sciencesUEA Repository
Reversals of FortuneUEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Palaeomagnetism, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics, ophiolites (upthrust fragments of oceanic lithosphere exposed on land), physical properties of crustal rocks, energy resources.
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