Dr Katherine Ficken

Senior Lecturer, Geography

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602665

Email address

Academic Office - 202B
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I originally trained as a geologist and then specialised in organic geochemistry. I mostly teach undergraduate students field and laboratory practical skills in both geography and geology, allowing students to put into practice the theory they have learnt in lectures.  My main research is in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction particularly of Quaternary sediments. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction
  • Quaternary Environments