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Dr Jennifer McKinley

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Jennifer McKinley

Dr Jennifer McKinley

Senior Lecturer

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Research Statement

My academic record demonstrates a well-balanced profile with evidence of sustained significant contribution to the research, teaching and management of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology and to Queen’s University Belfast. Particular strengths include interdisciplinary collaboration in innovative research within Queen's, nationally and internationally to maximise funding opportunities. This has resulted in several significant successfully funded projects (EPSRC, NERC funded British Geological Survey University Funding Initiative (BUFI). Actively pursuing sponsorship and working partnerships with external agencies is an important aspect of my research. Collaborative research includes the EU funded Tellus Border project (INTERREG IVA) with Geological Survey Northern Ireland (GSNI), Geological Survey Ireland and Dundalk Institute. 

My research and teaching expertise comprises a range of innovative fields (ground and remote sensed earth processes, criminal and environmental forensics and weathering) but the recurrent theme is the development and application of spatial analysis techniques (Geographical Information Science and geostatistics) within these fields.

As a Chartered Fellow of the Geological Society of London I am a member of the Geological Society Forensic Geoscience Group ( and Communications Officer for the IUGS-IFG (Initiative on Forensic Geology  I am a member of the Royal Irish Academy Geosciences committee and a participant in Politics Plus MLA scientist pairing scheme (

I was elected Executive Vice President (2012-2016) of the International Association of Mathematical Geoscientists (IAMG

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