mike rogerson

Mike Rogerson

Senior Lecturer and Convener of Geochemistry and Geobiology Group

Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 466051

Mike is a lecturer in Earth system science who contributes to both geography and geology teaching programmes. He is also Convenor of the Hull Geochemistry and Geobiology (HuGG) research group.

He is mostly interested in the environmental and climate records contained in the skeletons of marine plankton, in stalagmites and in freshwater limestones.

Mike can often be found doing ocean physics in the morning, solution chemistry at noon and microbial ecology by evening while chasing a single idea!

He initially joined Hull as a research fellow, part-funded by Research Councils UK. Previously he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht.



Research Interests

  • Past climate change
  • Micropalaeontology
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Alkaline waste remediation


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Exploring Worlds Around Us
  • Geoscience Field Course
  • Earth Evolution
  • Sedimentology
  • Economic Geoscience
  • Quaternary Geoscience
  • Advanced Sedimentology
  • Geological Mapping

Research PhDs

Mike welcomes applications in continental carbonate systems (caves, tufa, travertine, soil carbonate, lacustrine carbonate), palaeoclimate from carbonate archives (speleothems, tufas, foraminifera) or alkaline wastewater remediation.

Completed PhDs

  • Victor Oty, University Fees waiver, (2nd Supervisor) Passive remediation of steel-slag leachates
  • Ashley Jones, University Studentship, (2nd Supervisor) Zinc sequestration via passive remediation in hyperalkaline settings
  • Tim Horsfield, University Studentship, (1st Supervisor) A speleothem record of extreme winters in the northwest Balkans
  • Paul Saunders University Studentship, (1st Supervisor) Biogeochemistry of freshwater carbonates
  • Angela Kelham, EPSRC CASE funding (BG Group, Ichron ltd.) (1st Supervisor) Postmortem Transport of Benthic Foraminifera

Current PhD supervisions

  • Ambrose McCarron (NERC DTC Studentship at Sheffield: external supervisor), The late-Quaternary frequency of ice-volcano feedbacks in the NW Pacific
  • Farrah Jarraya (University studentship; external supervisor), The palaeoclimate record of Quaternary soil carbonate crusts in Tunisia
  • Cian McGuire (University studentship + in kind support from BG Group) (1st Supervisor), A Micropalaeontological solution to the Contourite / Turbidite problem
  • Jessica Moloney, NERC studentship, (2nd Supervisor), Extending the palaeoflood record: assessing the viability and uncertainty in palaeoflood records
  • Charlotte Stephenson, University Studentship, (2nd Supervisor), Teleconnections and botanical evolution during the Devonian



Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Associate Fellowship
  • Nominated and Shortlisted for University of Hull Student-Led Award for Innovative Teaching in 2011/12

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Palaeoceanography and sedimentology of the Gulf of Cadiz, South East Spain; 30 - 0ka BP, University of Southampton
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Imperial College, London
  • BSc Hons Geology, Imperial College, London