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Mr Alan Kennedy

Mr Alan Kennedy

Mr Alan Kennedy


University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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I completed my MSci in Geography at Bristol in 2014, before starting my PhD in January 2015. My previous research interests have included climate hydrology and glacial hydrology, but now my research has shifted to palaeoclimatology. I am currently researching the inception of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the Eocene-Oligocene Transition (34 million years ago), a combined modelling-data study with links to Cardiff University and Getech PLC. I am interested in science communication and outreach and would like to develop my skills here further in the next few years.

This is a composite satellite image I have made of what the Earth may have looked like just before Antarctic glaciation at the Eocene-Oligocene Transition...

EOT satellite image

Thanks go to Getech, whose palaeogeographic reconstructions this image is loosely based upon, and a number of satellite images from Wikipedia who offered up their clouds, land, mountains and plankton blooms to make this composite image.


I have been a demonstrator on the year two physical geography Research Methods course and I currently am a volunteer with Forest Schools at a primary school in Easton. Forest Schools is an initiative to get children outdoors and learning about the environment (read more here).

I also (non-academically) teach Irish ceili dancing, available for weddings, birthdays, fund-raisers etc.

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