Gillian Turner

Gillian Turner

Job Title

Senior Lecturer, Physics


My research interests involve the Earth’s magnetic field, particularly its polarity reversals and secular variation, and what they mean for the geodynamo in Earth’s core. Our research group maintains collaborations with the University of California at Davis and the Australian National University, Canberra, as well as Waikato and Otago Universities in New Zealand. I am passionate about effective physics teaching and the promotion of science amongst school students and their teachers. We organise workshops for school physics teachers and have introduced the SCPS Schools Programme, when groups of school children visit and have fun experiencing physics and chemistry for themselves.

  • Palaeomagnetism
  • Geomagnetism
  • Physics of the earth and planets
  • Thermal physics