Professor II at CEED, University of Oslo

I currently run my own company DougalEARTH ltd, I hold a professor II position at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo and I am a CBBC presenter for the science series ‘Fierce Earth’. As well as research and Industry collaborations, I have been involved in a variety of science outreach and media activities as a writer, on-screen expert and more recently presenter. I have written extensively in science journals and magazines and have recently penned two books (the latest ‘Introducing Volcanology – a guide to hot rocks’ by Dunedin Academic press). My interests cover the Earth Sciences and I also blog for the Huffington post.


  • –present
    Director, DougalEARTH Ltd.
  • –present
    Professor II, CEED, University of Oslo


  • 1996 
    University of Liverpool, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of Wales Cardiff, BSc(HONS)


  • 2011
    Introducing Volcanology: a Guide to Hot Rocks, Dunedin Academic Press
  • 2011
    The Field Description of Igneous Rocks (Geological Field Guide), Wiley


2006 'the Murchison Fund' of the Geological Society of London, in recognition of his early significant contribution to Earth Sciences.