Dr Graham McLeod

Dr Graham McLeod


  • Director of Undergraduate Education for the School of Earth and Environment
  • L2 North Wales Capel Curig Fieldtrip Leader
  • Module Leader SOEE 2900

Research interests

  • Student education: virtual learning and blended learning; spatial thinking; assessment and feedback pedagogy
  • Magma mixing
  • Accessory minerals as petrogenetic tools: titanite, apatite, zircon,
  • Pyroclastic geology and caldera formation
  • Gold mineralisation and ore-forming processes
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Titanite and Magma Mixing, University of Glasgow
  • BSc, Honours Earth Science, University of Glasgow

Professional memberships

  • Geological Society of London - Accreditation Committee
  • University Geoscience UK - Executive Committee member

Student education

L1 Teaching:

  • Geological Materials and (The Rock Cycle – SOEE 1620)
  • Geological Maps and Stratigraphy (3D Earth – SOEE1680) 
  • L1 Academic Tutorials (SOEE 1630)

L2 Teaching:

  • Explosive Volcanism  (Petrology and Geochemistry SOEE2900)
  • Capel Curig Fieldtrip Leader
  • Assynt Mapping Fieldtrip co-leader
  • L2 Academic Tutorials SOEE 2931

L3/5 Teaching:

  • Geological Mapping Dissertation supervisor - Isle of Kerrera
  • Northern Ireland Minerals Excursion (Ore Deposits SOEE3600)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Ores and Mineralization
  • Volcanology
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>