School of GeoSciences

Simon Kelley appointed as next Head of School of GeoSciences

Professor Simon Kelley has been appointed as the next Head of School of GeoSciences and will take up the post from 1 August 2017.

Professor Simon Kelly, the next Head of School of GeoSciences, pictured in an office


Professor Kelley is currently the Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at The Open University; and has held several leadership roles at the Open University.  Professor Kelley has an international research portfolio in Earth Sciences, measuring the rates and timescales of geological processes. He also has extensive experience in the development and delivery of online science courses, which will be highly beneficial to both the School and University.

I’m excited to be joining the University of Edinburgh and leading a talented bunch of people in the School of Geosciences through the next phase of their research and teaching success.


Professor Kelley will join the University in July, and take up the Head of School post from 1 August 2017 when Professor Sandy Tudhope completes his term as Head of School.