Andrew Haggart

Dr Andrew Haggart MA, PhD

Principal Lecturer, Geography and Environmental Science

Key details

Dr Andrew Haggart

Principal Lecturer, Geography and Environmental 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.

He was a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Geography City of London Polytechnic / London Guildhall University between 1986 and the closure of the Department in 1997. He started lecturing at the University of Greenwich on a part-time basis in 1997, became full time in 2008 and a principal lecturer in 2013.

Responsibilities within the university

Dr Andrew Haggart's teaching areas include physical geography, environmental archaeology, applied geomorphology and past (Quaternary), present and future environmental and climatic change.

Course co-ordinator

Level 4: The Earth's Dynamic Systems
Level 5: Environmental Archaeology
Level 5: Quaternary Environmental Change
Level 5: Forensic Geoscience
Level 6: Climate Change
Level 6: Geography and Environmental Sciences Dissertation

Course participation

Level 4: Practical and Professional Skills
Level 4: New Forest and Lake District Field Trips
Level 5: Environmental Monitoring
Level 5: Spain Field Trip
Level 6: Readings in Geography and Environmental Science

Research / Scholarly interests

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. (2018) Diatom assessment and particle size analysis from Fulham Palace. Unpublished report for Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd.

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.

Recent publications


Allen, Peter , Bain, David R, Bridgland, David R, Buisson, Paul , Buylaert, Jan-Pieter , Bynoe, Rachel , George, William H , Haggart, Bruce Andrew , Horne, David J , Littlewood, Ellen-May (2022), Mid-late quaternary fluvial archives near the margin of the MIS 12 glaciation in Southern East Anglia, UK: amalgamation of multi-disciplinary and citizen-science data sources. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Quaternary, 5: 37 (3) 2571-550X (Online) (doi:

Briant, Rebecca M , Haggart, Bruce Andrew, Schreve, Danielle C, Whiteman, Colin A (2022), Quaternary sea level landforms and sediments in southern England: description of geological conservation review sites. Elsevier - Geological Society. In: , , , . Elsevier - Geological Society, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association ISSN: 0016-7878 (Print), (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Whiteman, Colin A. and , Haggart, B. Andrew (2018), Chalk landforms of Southern England and quaternary landscape development. Geological Society. In: , , , . Geological Society, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association ISSN: 0016-7878 (Print), (doi: