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Prof John Woodward

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

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  • Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Acting) - present
  • Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) - to 2018
  • Associate Dean Research and Innovation, 2013-present.
  • Professor of Physical Geography, Northumbria University, 2012–present.
  • Director of Research, Department of Geography, 2010-2013.
  • Reader in Physical Geography, Northumbria University, 2008–2012.
  • Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Northumbria University, 2003–2008.
  • Research Associate, British Antarctic Survey, 2002-2003.
  • Lecturer in Physical Geography, Brunel University, 2001-2002.
  • PDRA, University of Leeds, 2000-2001.
  • PhD, University of Leeds, 1996-2000.
  • MSc, University of Alberta, Canada, 1994-1996.
  • BSc, University of Leeds and University of Liege, Belgium, 1991-1994.


  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL November 04 2004
  • Geography PhD September 01 1995
  • Geography BSc (Hons) September 01 1990
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Approved Shotfirer EPIC Shotfirer & Explosives Supervisors 2002
  • Ordinary Member International Glaciological Society (IGS) 1996

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Evidence for the long-term sedimentary environment in an Antarctic subglacial lake, Smith, A., Woodward, J., Ross, N., Bentley, M., Hodgson, D., Siegert, M., King, E. 15 Dec 2018, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • Controls on subaerial erosion rates in Antarctica, Marrero, S., Hein, A., Naylor, M., Shanks, R., Winter, K., Woodward, J., Dunning, S., Westoby, M., Sugden, D. 1 Nov 2018, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • A smart sewer asset information model to enable an ‘Internet of Things’ for operational wastewater management, Edmondson, V., Cerny, M., Lim, M., Gledson, B., Lockley, S., Woodward, J. 1 Jul 2018, In: Automation in Construction
  • Cost-effective erosion monitoring of coastal cliffs, Westoby, M., Lim, M., Hogg, M., Pound, M., Dunlop, L., Woodward, J. 8 May 2018, In: Coastal Engineering
  • Coastal road asset management: Dealing with uncertainty using quantitative erosion monitoring and modelling, Lim, M., Hogg, M., Westoby, M., Pound, M., Dunlop, L., Woodward, J. 5 Sep 2017, Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters
  • The million-year evolution of the glacial trimline in the southernmost Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, Sugden, D., Hein, A., Woodward, J., Marrero, S., Rodés, Á., Dunning, S., Stuart, F., Freeman, S., Winter, K., Westoby, M. 1 Jul 2017, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • A new quantitative approach to identify reworking in Eocene to Miocene pollen records from offshore Antarctica using red fluorescence and digital imaging, Strother, S., Salzmann, U., Sangiorgi, F., Bijl, P., Pross, J., Escutia, C., Salabarnada, A., Pound, M., Voss, J., Woodward, J. 24 Apr 2017, In: Biogeosciences
  • Antarctic ice sheet discharge driven by atmosphere-ocean feedbacks at the Last Glacial Termination, Fogwill, C., Turney, C., Golledge, N., Etheridge, D., Rubino, M., Thornton, D., Baker, A., Woodward, J., Winter, K., van Ommen, T., Moy, A., Curran, M., Davies, S., Weber, M., Bird, M., Munksgaard, N., Menviel, L., Rootes, C., Ellis, B., Millman, H., Vohra, J., Rivera, A., Cooper, A. 5 Jan 2017, In: Scientific Reports
  • Brief communication: Improved measurement of ice layer density in seasonal snowpacks, Watts, T., Rutter, N., Toose, P., Derksen, C., Sandells, M., Woodward, J. 14 Sep 2016, In: The Cryosphere
  • Mid-Holocene pulse of thinning in the Weddell Sea sector of the West Antarctic ice sheet, Hein, A., Marrero, S., Woodward, J., Dunning, S., Winter, K., Westoby, M., Freeman, S., Shanks, R., Sugden, D. 22 Aug 2016, In: Nature Communications

PGR Supervision

  • Lionel Playford Start: 01/12/2015
  • Victoria Edmondson Start: 01/10/2015
  • Mark Allan Landslide Distributions Around Glaciers in High Mountains Start: 05/10/2015
  • Victoria Edmondson Start: 01/10/2015
  • Rebecca McCerery Start: 01/10/2018
  • Lesley Dunlop Start: 01/10/2015
  • Rupert Bainbridge Start: 15/09/2015


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