Originally from the Aberdeen area of Scotland and a graduate of both the University of Aberdeen and London Guildhall University, John has a background in Quaternary Geology and has research interests in long-term climate change, sea level change, the geology of radon and graduate employability.
Having begun his career at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham in 1989, John joined the (now) University of Northampton in 1993 as subject leader for Earth Science before becoming Associate Dean in 2004, Deputy Dean in 2010 and then Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology in 2016. John is an active STEM Ambassador who has championed the role of the University in providing enrichment activities for schools for many years and is a Governor of Silverstone University Technical College.
As Dean of Faculty, John has responsibility for academic quality and the student experience, resources, people and performance management, educational partnerships and business development within the wide -ranging Faculty of “FAST”. John is the University of Northampton representative of the “ARC group” of Universities within the CAMKOX region.