Dr Christopher Darvill

Lecturer in Quaternary Environmental Change

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I’m a Quaternary scientist, mostly interested in changes in past climate and how they affected the timing and nature of glacier advances over the last 2.5 million years.

My research involves using geomorphology left behind by ancient ice sheets and glaciers to reconstruct their former advance and retreat. I use geochronological techniques, in particular cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating, to work out when that ice activity happened.

I've worked in Patagonia, British Columbia, Antarctica and Greenland.

I'm a lecturer in the Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology group at the University of Manchester.


  • Lecturer in Quaternary Environmental Change, University of Manchester, UK (2017-present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada (2016-2017)
  • Postdoctoral Assistant Sedimentologist, British Antarctic Survey, UK (2015)
  • Ph.D. Quaternary Science, Durham University, UK (2015)
  • M.Sc. Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway & University College London, UK (2011)
  • B.Sc. Geography, University of Exeter, UK (2010)


My Group:

Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology

Cryosphere Research at Manchester (CRAM)


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