I am currently involved in these courses in the Department of Earth Sciences:-

Unit organiser: Year 1. EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE
A compulsory unit for all first year Geologists and Geoscientists, and dual honours Geology-Biology, Palaeobiology and Evolution and Archaeological Sciences students. The unit is team-taught with Professor Phil Donoghue and we provide a broad overview of the history of life on earth, focusing on the shynchronicity between earth history (e.g. plate tectonics, climate change) and the origin and evolution of life. Major groups of organisms ranging from the earliest multicellular organisms to hominids are considered, and practicals offer first hand experience in handling and interpreting fossil organisms.

Unit organiser: Year 4. BIOMECHANICS AND FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY
An optional unit open to year 4 MSci Palaeontology and Evolution and MSc Palaeobiology students. The unit aims to provide students an overview of biomechanical techniques useful in understanding form and function in living and extinct animals. After an introductory week, the lectures are structured around functional systems and environmental systems such as life in air, terrestrial locomotion and feeding. Accompanying practical classes give students to opportunity to practice biomechanical techniques for themselves.

Year 1. ARRAN RESIDENTIAL FIELD COURSE
The renowned geology of the Isle of Arran is the venue for this one-week residential field course, compulsory for all Year 1 Geologists and Geoscientists. Skills learnt in the lectures and practicals are applied to a variety of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks in the field.

Contributing lecturer: Year 4: VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
This unit covers the evolution of vertebrates, with emphasis on their anatomy and phylogeny, covering current debates in their behaviour, biology and evolution.