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Research Profile

  • John Sinclair gained his first degree in (Physical) Geography from the University of Aberdeen in 1986 and then completed an MPhil in Quaternary Geology at London Guildhall University in 1993. Whilst at the University of Northampton he has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and is currently finalising his portfolio of publications in preparation for a PhD by Published Works.

    John has responsibility for resource management, the student experience, educational partnerships and performance management.  Originally from the Aberdeen area, and a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and London Guildhall University, John has a background in Quaternary Geology and has research interests in long-term climate change, sea level change and the geology of radon.

    Having begun his career at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham in 1989, John joined the (now) University of Northampton in 1993 as subject leader for Earth Science before becoming Associate Dean in 2004 and Deputy Dean in 2010.  John is an active STEM Ambassador and has championed the role of the University in providing enrichment activities for schools for many years.

  • John contributes to BSc Geography, notably modules in Geomorphology, Physical Geography Practical and Understanding Change in Physical Geography.

  • John’s main research area relates to the early Quaternary history, landscape development and sea level changes in East Anglia and the southern North Sea Basin. In addition, John contributes to the work of the University’s Radon Research Group and has presented and published in areas of pedagogic research, especially around graduate employability and skills.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view John Sinclair’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.