Dr Sallie Burrough
Researcher | Lecturer | Science Communicator | National Geographic Explorer
I've spent a great deal of my life in huge African landscapes that have undergone enormous environmental changes over many hundreds of thousands of years. Scale provides a unique perspective on the earth. Here’s a flavour of the things I’ve spent my time trying to understand:
How a lake-bed lets us peer back 70-thousand years into the lives of our ancestors.
Unpicking Africa’s big, complicated climate history.
How resilient are African ecosystems to us?
Why enormous desert salt pans were once a massive ‘mega’ lake.
I’m not afraid to speak my mind. There are some things I've felt compelled to write about:
Helicopter science is alive and well in the Geosciences: What needs to change?
Science that makes the world cleaner, greener and kinder for my kids to live in, is science worth writing about:
MSc, Science Communication | UWE, Bristol
Writing science ◦ Science on air & on screen ◦ Science & society ◦ Science, the public and media
PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | University of Oxford
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
PhD, Environmental Change | University of Oxford
Palaeoclimate ◦ Deserts ◦ Africa
MSc, Quaternary Science | Royal Holloway University of London
Stones ◦ Bones ◦ Oceans ◦ Time
BA, Geography | University of Oxford
Ecosystems ◦ Climate Change ◦ Landscapes
Trapnell Research Fellow, African Environments | University of Oxford
Geoarchaeology ◦ Geochronology ◦ Palaeoclimate ◦ Africa
Director | Oxford Luminescence Dating Laboratory
Management ◦ Leadership ◦ Mentorship ◦ Commercial Enterprise
Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University of Oxford
Ecosystems ◦ Fire ◦ Environmental Change ◦ Africa
Lecturer | Kings College, London
Teaching ◦ Communication ◦ Administration
Junior Dean | St Catherine's College Oxford
Compassion ◦ Welfare ◦ Conduct