Biography

My main research area is the tectonics of the Gulf of Corinth rift, Greece with a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the early stages of continental rifting.  I also have interest in Quaternary palaeoclimate in the UK and east Mediterranean. 

My main responsibilities are teaching across a range of Earth Sciences modules and developing initiatives to support and enhance student employability, both during their time at UEA and on graduation.

Career History

  • 2007 - current: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.  Lecturer in Earth Sciences (part time, full time from 2008)
  • 2004 - 2008: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.  PhD "The tectonic significance, sedimentology and palaeoenvironments of uplifted marine terraces in a forearc setting, southern Greece"
  • 2003 - 2004: Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London.  MSc Quaternary Science.
  • 2000 - 2003: University of East Anglia.  BSc Environmental Earth Sciences.
  • 2007 - 2009: Various international placements and travel to Australasia and SE Asia.
  • 1995 - 1997: Land Feeds Ltd.  Marketing and Sales Manager for an organisation recycling industrial organic waste to agricultural land, promoting company growth across the UK.
  • 1993 - 1995: Transorganics Ltd.  Regional Manager (in turn the north east, south west, Scotland) recycling industrial organic waste to agricultural land.
  • 1991 - 1993: Adams of York Ltd.  Product Sales Manager designing bespoke biological treatment systems for water companies, the MOD and private business.
  • 1987 - 1991: Grassland Research Institute, Devon.  Research Assistant on projects optimising grassland management for dairy herds.

Additional Contacts

Fax: +44 (0)1603 591327
 

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.   However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

All Publications

Gawthorpe, R., Leeder, M., Kranis, H., Skourtsos, E., Andrews, J., Henstra, G., Mack, G., Muravchik, M., Turner, J., Stamatakis, M.

(2017)

Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Corinth rift, Greece,

in Basin Research

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Hodkin, R. G., Lee, J. R., Riding, J. B., Turner, J. A.

(2016)

Genesis and provenance of a new Middle Pleistocene diamicton unit at Happisburgh, NE Norfolk, UK,

in Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society

61

pp. 25-35

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Pierini, F., Demarchi, B., Turner, J., Penkman, K.

(2016)

Pecten as a new substrate for IcPD dating: the Quaternary raised beaches in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece,

in Quaternary Geochronology

31

pp. 40-52

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Royle, S., Andrews, J., Turner, J., Kruzic, P.

(2015)

Environmental and diagenetic records from trace elements in the Mediterranean coral Cladocora caespitosa,

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

440

pp. 734-749

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rowe, P. J., Turner, J. A., Andrews, J. E., Leeder, M. R., van Calsteren, P., Thomas, L.

(2015)

Uranium-thorium dating potential of the marine bivalve Lithophaga lithophaga,

in Quaternary Geochronology

30

(A)

pp. 80-89

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Harwood, A. R., Lovett, A. A., Turner, J. A.

(2015)

Customising virtual globe tours to enhance community awareness of local landscape benefits,

in Landscape and Urban Planning

142

pp. 106-119

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Royle, S., Andrews, J., Marca-Bell, A., Turner, J., KRUŽIĆ, P.

(2015)

Seasonality in sea surface temperature from d18O in Cladocora caespitosa: modern Adriatic to late Pleistocene, Gulf of Corinth,

in Journal of Quaternary Science

30

(4)

pp. 298-311

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Leeder, M., Mark, D., Gawthorpe, R., Kranis, H., Loveless, S., Pedentchouk, N., Skourtsos, E., Turner, J., Andrews, J., Stamatakis, M.

(2012)

A "Great Deepening": Chronology of rift climax, Corinth rift, Greece,

in Geology

40

(11)

pp. 999-1002

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turner, J., Leeder, M., Andrews, J., Rowe, P., Van Calsteren, P., Thomas, L.

(2010)

Testing rival tectonic uplift models for the Lechaion Gulf in the Gulf of Corinth rift,

in Journal of the Geological Society

167

(6)

pp. 1237-1250

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Turner, J., Leeder, M., Andrews, J., Rowe, P.

(2008)

Comment on "A comparison of 103-105 year uplift rates on the South Alkyonides fault, central Greece: Holocene climate stability and the formation of coastal notches" by J. F. Cooper, G. P. Roberts, and C. J. Underwood,

in Geophysical Research Letters

35

(19)

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My current research in Greece continues from my PhD (completed in 2008) with Mike Leeder, Julian Andrews and Peter Rowe.  The study methods include fieldwork, drainage systems modeling and analysis, sequence stratigraphy and dating of associated fossil material, with collaborators from Athens University, Greece, Bergen University, Norway.  The Gulf of Corinth is also the focus of research with Victor Bense, Paul Dennis and PhD students Sian Loveless and Jennifer Macdonald towards understanding fluid dynamics of fault zones in unconsolidated sediments.

Corals and marine shells from Greece and Cyprus are the focus of PhD student Sam Royle's study testing marine fossil as recorders of high resolution palaeoclimate conditions, which I am supervising with Julian Andrews (Primary Supervisor).

Quaternary palaeoclimate research in the UK includes the challenges of resolving the number and timing of glaciations in East Anglia.  This continues my MSc in Quaternary Science at Royal Holloway, University of London.  My palaeoclimate interests now extend to warmer climates on establishing the rate and magnitude of sea level change during the last interglacial from marine and terrestrial sediments in Greece with Julian Andrews, Peter Rowe and Mike Leeder.

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

I teach across a range of Earth Sciences modules in which I develop students' understanding and enthusiasm in Earth Sciences subjects, including field courses to Devon, Wales, Ireland and Greece.

Entwined in teaching is support for students gaining awareness and practice of the wide range of employability skills in ENV modules that will equip them for graduate level employment.  Outside the taught programs I develop, organise and teach employability skills to students from ENV and from across the SCI faculty.

Key Responsibilities

  • Employability Director for ENV
  • UEA Students Skills Award working group