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.
Matthews, Drummond Hoyle (1931-1997), geologist and marine geophysicist
In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Oxford University PressUEA Repository
Ophiolites, ocean crust formation, and magnetic studies: a personal view
In: Ophiolite concept and the evolution of geological thought.
Geological Society of America
pp. 65-75UEA Repository
Policy-making in the environmental sciences
In: Meeting the Challenges of the Future: a discussion between 'the two cultures'.
Leo S. Olschki Editore
pp. 175-178UEA Repository
In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences.
pp. 1515-1525UEA Repository
Reversals of Fortune
In: Plate Tectonics: an insider's history of the modern theory of the Earth.
pp. 46-66UEA 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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