Dr Rhian Meara

Swansea University: Geography

Dr Rhian Meara

Swansea University: Geography

She studied as an undergraduate in Geology at Leicester University before moving to Edinburgh University to complete a doctorate, researching volcanism in Iceland. In 2011 she joined the tephrochronology and paleoclimate team at Swansea University.

Since 2012 she has worked at Glasgow University as a lecturer at the Department of Geographical Sciences, contributing towards teaching courses on minerology, volcanoes, deposits, natural resources, paleontology, geological mapping and fieldwork. She also worked on a joint project between Edinburgh University and Heriot Watt University on developing British sign language to develop and improve Geography and Geology education for deaf children and students in Britain.

She worked with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and worked at Abu Dhabi for two years in training new communicators.

Subject / Speciality

  • Specialises in volcanoes, geochemistry and natural dangers
  • Strong background in communicating science to non-expert audiences and hopes to develop new modules in teaching such communication skills to undergraduates at Swansea.