Dr Chris Burbidge
- Senior Research Scientist
Chris has a background in physics based multidisciplinary scientific research, metrological and regulatory environments. His experience and skills include research and infrastructure project design and leadership; management and development of laboratory services and systems; procurement and corporate governance; instrumentation and method development, publication, review and editing; and communication, including teaching across disciplines and sectors in English and Portuguese. Previous roles include Scientific Officer I, Manager Radiometrics and Instrument Calibration. EPA, Dublin; Auxiliary Researcher in Applied Physics. C2TN, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon; and Post Doctoral Research Assistant. SUERC, University of Glasgow. Chris has a PhD Geography and Earth Sciences from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, an MA in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Bradford. and a BSc (joint) Geophysics and Planetary Physics, and Physics from Newcastle University. He has participated in 22 EU and national research projects, 3 of which he led. He also has experience supervising postgraduate and undergraduate students. He has authored 51 ISI and other journal papers and chapters, plus scientific reports and oral/poster presentations.
His research initially focussed on the application of physics to quaternary geology and archaeology. which he built on this to develop research projects, service activity, and international collaborative activities across geoscience, radiation dosimetry, and cultural heritage. In public sector management he developed infrastructure projects and a research call to build national capability and research activity on environmental radioactivity. At iCRAG he aims to help develop solutions with PhD and post-doctoral researchers for improved data analytics and machine learning across a range of projects, based on his experience analysing and managing data, building and upgrading systems, and modernising workflows.
- Specialist Staff
- Earth Resources