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Durham University

Centre for Resources and Earth Energy Systems (CeREES)

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart is one of the UK's leading specialists in contemporary tectonics and earthquake geology, having formerly been President of the INQUA Commission on Neotectonics. Alongside his research interests in active geodynamics, he is heavily engaged in geo-science communication.

BSc. University of Strathclyde (1986) and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom (1990).

He joined West London Instute in 1990, which later merged with Brunel University, where he worked until 2003. He then took up an Honorary Research post at University of Glasgow whilst developing various geo-science media projects. Working primarily with BBC Science, he has presented  two major television series ('Journeys To The Centre Of The Earth' and  Journeys Into The Ring of Fire'), a number of specialist documentaries (e.g. 'Climate Catastrophe Or Global Conspiracy?'), and some popular science programmes (e.g. 'Rough Science 4'); he is currently filming a new BBC- Nat Geo 5-part geology series called 'Earth: A Biography'.

2004-present, Senior Lecturer, Plymouth University, UK.