Name: Fiona Meade

: Aberdeen, Scotland


Born in Ireland, I moved to Scotland in 2008 to take up a teaching position in the University of Glasgow, where I coordinated the 1st year Earth Science course (2008-2012).
In 2012-13 I worked as a researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden. I founded Meade Scientific Services in November 2013 with the aim of using all the skills I've acquired during my career as a teacher, researcher and scientist, in a flexible freelance capacity. In 2015 I was awarded a contract by Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism to write a field guide to the geology of the volcanic complexes of NE Ireland.


BA (Mod) in Natural Sciences (Geology), Trinity College Dublin, 2000-2004
PhD in Geochemistry and Volcanic Geology, Trinity College Dublin, 2004-2008
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Glasgow, 2009-2011
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2011-present

Professional prizes and awards

  • 3rd Place - University of Glasgow knowledge transfer video competition 2012
  • De Beers prize for the best oral or poster presentation by a young geoscientist at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group meeting 2006 (Leeds, UK).
  • 1st Place, Worldwide Midland Valley Structural Geology Essay Prize 2003 (
  • Edge prize in Geology 2002 (TCD).
  • Honorable mention for talk (2007) and poster (2005) prizes at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group conferences in Oxford and Milton Keynes, UK.