I started at CCCU in September, 2014, joining the team as a Senior Lecturer in Physics. I completed my PhD at Liverpool University in 1995, then held post-doc positions at the Universdad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, the University of East Anglia and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Whilst in Madrid I was awarded a Fellowship and subsequently a lectureship, a post I held until upping sticks and moving to CCCU.
Research and knowledge exchange
I'm a palaeomagnetist and enviromagnetist by trade, with particular interest in studying the roles that magnetic minerals such as magnetite and haematite play in the natural environment and what they can tell us about past and present processes. Examples include monitoring atmospheric pollution and identifying atmospheric dust sources, magnetic fingerprinting of biological and pedogenic processes and the study of the Earth's magnetic field during it's recent past.
Teaching and subject expertise
I am module director of the Level 0 Physical Laws of the Natural Worlds and the Level 6 Aspects of Pollution modules.
I also pop up in various modules across all levels.
I supervise student-lead research at all levels up to Level 6 (Individual Studies).
My research has been presented at more than 25 International conferences.
I am also actively involved in science outreach and STEM projects across Kent.
Publications and research outputs
My most recent publications include:
Lopez-Sanchez, J., McIntosh, G., Osete, M.L., del Campos, A., Villalain, J.J., Perez, L., Kovacheva, M. & Rodriguez de la Fuente, O. (2017) Epsilon iron oxide: Origin of the high coercivity stable low Curie temperature magnetic phase found in heated archeological materials. DOI: 10.1002/2017GC006929.
Palencia-Ortas, A., Osete, M.L., Campuzano, S.A., McIntosh, G., Larrazabal, J., Sastre, J. & Rodriguez-Aranda, J. (2017) New archaeomagnetic directions from Portugal and evolution of the geomagnetic field in Iberia from Late Bronze Age to Roman times. DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2017.07.004.
Hounslow, M., McIntosh, G., Edwards, R., Laming, D. and Karloukovski, V. (2016) End of the Kiamen Superchron in the Permian of SW England: Magnetostratigraphy of the Aylesbeare Mudstone and Exeter groups. Journal of the Geological Society, 174 (1).