Dr Rupert Housley

Personal profile

From 2013 I have been the Departmental Financial Administrator for Geography.

From 2008-2013 I was the project manager and PDRA for RESET (Response of Humans to Abrupt Environmental Transitions), a five-year research consortium funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, ~£3.4 million) involving researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, the University of Oxford, the Natural History Museum and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. RESET aims to improve our understanding of how humans may have responded to rapid environmental changes during the recent past, and, significantly improve the precision at which we can examine the timing of climate change and possible human responses. The structure and activities of RESET are more fully outlined on the project web pages: http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/reset/embed.php?File=

I completed my BSc in Archaeological Studies from the University of Leicester in 1980, an MSc in Archaeological Science from University of Southampton in 1982 and a PhD in Quaternary Science in 1987 from the University of Cambridge relating to palaeoecology and wetland archaeology. Upon graduation I became senior archaeologist to the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit from 1987 to 1995 when I was appointed a lecturer in archaeological science at the University of Glasgow.

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