Prof John Grattan
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Professor Grattan has an extensive academic background in Environmental and Archaeological Science and has developed a real passion regarding science communication. He began his career obtaining a Ph.D. from The University of Sheffield and his research has since been highlighted in many different media outlets such as: The Economist, The Guardian, The Times and International Television and Radio.
In 1995 he joined the University of Wales, Aberystwyth where he held positions of Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science at Aberystwyth University. In 2012 he was appointed the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Student Experience and International. On top of this he is a board member of the QAA, HEFCW's Student Experience, Teaching and Quality Committee and UniversitiesWales Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Advisory Group where he is currently the Chair.
John is a highly regarded lecturer, he was a late entrant to higher education and believes passionately that going to university is a privilege that can change people's lives, it changed his!
Volcanic Hazards. Environmental impact of volcanic eruptions. Cultural responses to extreme events. Ecotoxicology. The industrial legacies of the ancient world. The inception and development of the first factories. Landscape archaeology. Geochemical records of environmental change.
Ethno-geochemical and phytolith studies of activity related patterns: A case study from Al Ma'tan, Jordan. Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology 22 (4) pp. 412-433. 10.1080/14614103.2017.13627872017.
The first polluted river? Repeated copper contamination of fluvial sediments associated with Late Neolithic human activity in southern Jordan. Science of the Total Environment 573 pp. 247-257. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.106 Cadair2016.
The geoarchaeology of “waste heaps” from the ancient mining and beneficiation of copper-rich ores in the Wadi Khalid in southern Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 46 pp. 428-433. 10.1016/j.jas.2013.08.001 Cadair2014.
Sedimentary metal pollution signatures adjacent to the ancient centre of copper metallurgy at Khirbet Faynan in the desert of southern Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (11) pp. 3834-3853. 10.1016/j.jas.2012.12.0222013.
Going strong, and growing. Journal of Archaeological Science Cadair2011.
Condemned to metallum? The origin and role of 4th–6th century A.D. Phaeno mining campresidents using multiple chemical techniques. Journal of Archaeological Science 38 (3) pp. 558-569. 10.1016/j.jas.2010.10.010 Cadair2011.
Testing Eventful Archaeologies: Eventful Archaeology and Volcanic “Disasters”. In (ed) Eventful Archaeologies : New Approaches to Social Transformation in the Archaeological Record. The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monograph Series State University of New York Press pp. 177-185. Cadair2010.
Mapping Doggerland: The Mesolithic Landscapes of the Southern North Sea, Vincent Gaffney, Kenneth Thomson, Simon Fitch. Archaeopress, Oxford (2008), £28.00. xii+131 pages; paperback; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, ISBN: 97819805739141. Journal of Archaeological Science 36 (7) pp. 1656. 10.1016/j.jas.2009.03.014 Cadair2009.
The Wadi Faynan today: landscape, environment, and people. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 25-58. Cadair2008.
The past and present landscapes of the Wadi Faynan: geoarchaeological approaches and frameworks. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. Cadair2008.
Pleistocene environments and human settlement. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 177-198. Cadair2008.
Early Holocene environments and early farming, c.11,000-7000 cal.BP, c.9500-5000 cal. BC. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 199-226. Cadair2008.
Chalcolithic and Bronze Age settlement in Wadi Faynan: metallurgy and social complexity. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 227-269. Cadair2008.
A landscape of imperial power: Roman and Byzantine Phaino. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 305-348. Cadair2008.
The Islamic and Ottoman periods. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 349-368. Cadair2008.
Archaeology and Desertification: the landscapes of the Wadi Faynan. In (eds) Archaeology and desertification, The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey. pp. 397-424. Cadair2008.
The Making of early states: The Iron Age and Nabatean periods. In (eds) Archaeology and Desertifiation: The Wadi Faynan landscape survey. Oxbow Books, Southern Jordan pp. 271-304. Cadair2008.
Living under the Shadow: Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions. One World Archaeology Taylor & Francis Cadair2007.
Using bog archives to reconstruct paleopollution and vegetation change during the late Holocene. In (eds) Peatlands: Evolution and Records of Environmental and Climatic Changes. Developments in Earth Surface Processes Elsevier pp. 413-434. Cadair2007.
The local and global dimensions of metalliferous pollution derived from a reconstruction of an eight thousand year record of copper smelting and mining at a desert-mountain frontier in southern Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 34 (1) pp. 83-110. 10.1016/j.jas.2006.04.004 Cadair2007.
Report of an Institutional Audit of the University of Worcester. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Cadair2005.
The potential risk from 222radon posed to archaeologists and earth scientists: reconnaissance study of radon concentrations, excavations and archaeological shelters in the Great cave of Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 60 (2) pp. 213-227. 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2003.12.014 Cadair Other2005.
Analyses of patterns of copper and lead mineralisation in human skeletons excavated from an ancient mining and smelting centre in the Jordanian desert. Mineralogical Magazine 69 (5) pp. 653-666. 10.1180/0026461056950277 Cadair2005.
The heavy metal content of skeletons from an ancient metalliferous polluted area in southern Jordan with particular reerence to bioaccumulation and human health. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 60 (3) pp. 295-300. 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2004.05.002 Cadair Other2004.
Illness and elevated Human Mortality in Europe Coincident with the Laki Fissure eruption. Volcanic Degassing: Geological Society, Special Publication 213. Geological Society of London pp. 410-414. Cadair Other2003.
Invertebrates of ancient heavy metal spoil and smelting tip sites in southern Jordan: Thier distribution and use as bioindicators of metalliferous pollution derived from ancient sources. Journal of Arid Environments 52 (1) pp. 53-62. 10.1006/jare.2002.0982 Cadair Other2002.
'Death...more desirable than life'? The human skeletal record and toxicological implications of ancient copper mining and smelting in Wadi Faynan, southwestern Jordan. Toxicology and Industrial Health 18 (6) pp. 297-307. 10.1191/0748233702th153oa Cadair Other2002.
Geochemical evidence for atmospheric pollution derived from prehistoric copper mining at Copa hill, Cwmystwyth, mid-Wales. UK. Science of the Total Environment 292 (1-2) pp. 69-80. 10.1016/S0048-9697(02)00027-X Cadair Other2002.
An Imperial Legacy? An Exploration of the environmental impact of ancient metal mining and smelting in southern Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 27 (9) pp. 771-778. 10.1006/jasc.1999.0580 Cadair2000.
Allochthonous and autochthonous mire deposits, slope instability and palaeoenvironmental investigations in the Borve Valley, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Holocene 10 (1) pp. 97-108. 10.1191/095968300676239809 Cadair2000.
King Solomon's Miners- Starvation and Bioaccumulation? An Environmental Archaeological Investigation in Southern Jordan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 43 (3) pp. 305-308. 10.1006/eesa.1999.1795 Cadair1999.