Dr Andrew Haggart

Dr Andrew Haggart MA, PhD

Dr Andrew Haggart

Dr Andrew Haggart

Principal Lecturer, Geography and Environmental Science

Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Science

Andrew Haggart graduated with a first class honours degree in Geographical Studies (1978) from St Andrews University and undertook his PhD (1982) at Durham University researching Holocene sea-level changes in the Moray Firth area of north-east Scotland. During three further years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at City of London Polytechnic he investigated the expansion and decline of the Caledonian pine forest during the Holocene in the Rannoch Moor area of west-central Scotland.

Dr Andrew Haggart's teaching areas include physical geography, environmental archaeology, applied geomorphology and past (Quaternary), present and future environmental and climatic change. He is Timetable Co-ordinator for Science and Link Tutor to both Hadlow College and the European School of Osteopathy. He also sits on the Faculty Recruitment and Admissions Committee and the University's Approvals and Review Group.

Course co-ordinator

Level 4: The Earth's Dynamic Systems
Level 4: Practical and Professional Skills
Level 4: New Forest and Lake District Field Trips
Level 5: Sustainable Futures
Level 5: Regeneration and the Thames Gateway
Level 5: Quaternary Environmental Change
Level 5: Forensic Geoscience
Level 6: Climate Change
Level 6: Readings in Geography and Environmental Science

Course participation

Level 5: Environmental Monitoring
Level 5: Spain Field Trip

Present research topics

Holocene land and sea-level changes in south east England

Areas of expertise

Main research techniques used include pollen and diatom analysis, interpretation of sediments and stratigraphy, and radiocarbon dating. These techniques are widely used in the broad field of reconstructing environmental history and charting early human alteration of the environment. More recently he has been working with archaeologists to provide environmental interpretation on sites due to be developed or redeveloped.

Recent consultancy

Haggart, B.A. (2013) Pollen analysis, Beamwashlands, Dagenham, Essex. Unpublished report for Oxford Archaeology.

Haggart, B.A. (2012) Pollen analysis, Crossrail Royal Oak Portal. Unpublished report for Oxford Archaeology.

Haggart, B.A. (2008) Foxhall Road, Ipswich. Unpublished report for Essex Field Archaeology Unit.

Haggart, B.A. (2008) University of East London, Docklands Campus, environmental history assessment. Unpublished report for Essex Field Archaeology Unit.

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