School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


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Professor Andrew Gale

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Emeritus Professor of Geology
  • Address: School of Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Portsmouth Burnaby Building Burnaby Road Portsmouth PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 023 92 846127
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  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty: Science


Andy taught geology in a succession of UK Earth Science Departments (City of London Polytechnic, Thames Polytechnic, Imperial College) and the Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, before accepting a personal chair in Geology at the University of Greenwich in 1996. He subsequently joined the University of Portsmouth in 2007. He has an international reputation for his research into Cretaceous stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and cyclostratigraphy, and is also a specialist in fossil echinoderms and barnacles, on which he has published extensively. He is chairman of the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of London, and a committee member for the Royal Society’s Senior Research Fellowships assessment panel.

Teaching Responsibilities

Andy teaches palaeontology at 1st, 2nd and 3rd year level, and also runs a popular 3rd year course called “Oceans, climates and environments” which looks at the history of Earth’s past climates and oceans.


Primary research focuses in two areas, Cretaceous stratigraphy, and palaeontology.


Research profile

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