Liam Herringshaw

Lecturer in Geology & Physical Geography, University of Hull

Palaeontologist/geologist in Department of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences, University of Hull. Main research interests focus on animal-sediment interactions in marine environments, and the environmental conditions under which sedimentary rocks form. Currently studying the effects of burrowing animals on the properties of sedimentary rocks, how climate change affects these processes, and the environmental impacts associated with fracking for shale gas.

Previously held postdoctoral research posts in Earth Sciences at Durham University, Memorial University of Newfoundand and University of Aberdeen, Completed Ph.D. on Palaeozoic palaeontology at University of Birmingham, and B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Geology & Physical Geography at University of Liverpool. Geology Teaching Fellow in Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York; freelance sports and natural history writer.


  • 2011–2015
    Postdoctoral research associate, Durham University
  • 2009–2010
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2006–2008
    Teaching & Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen


  • 2004 
    Ph.D., Palaeobiology, University of Birmingham
  • 1998 
    B.Sc. (Hons), Geology & Physical Geography, University of Liverpool