I am a geologist/geophysicist. Currently my main research focus is biogeography. I look principally at the geo-physical processes that control the distribution of life around the planet, a key target being the land animals on the marine islands. Previously I worked on the India–Asia collision system; the Emeishan large igneous province of southwest China (its generation mechanism, and the cause-effect link to the mid-Capitanian mass extinction); and the Permian breakup of Gondwana, and Mesozoic–Cenozoic biogeography. Further back in time I was interested in Paleogene stratigraphy and the Paleogene time-scale; tectonic evolution of SE Asia and the West-SW Pacific; and the orientation of churches (Medieval structures England and Wales, and the "Queen Anne" buildings [early 1700s] in London).
EASC2404 Introduction to atmosphere and hydrosphere
EASC2409 Regional field studies
EASC3404 Structural geology
EASC4407 Regional geology
GEOS7011 Advanced geology of Hong Kong
GEOS7034 Regional geology
GEOS8214 Structural geology