School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Matthew Booth MESci (Hons) [Mountainous ridge overlooking the town of Hekimhan, Central Eastern Turkey.]

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 7834 827772
The Grant Institute,
School of Geosciences,
The King's Buildings,
University of Edinburgh,
West Mains Road,


I am a multi-disciplinary field geologist working in the Tethyan Research group, part of the Earth and Planetary Science group at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently in the third year of my PhD working on two syn-collisional sedimentary-tectonic basins in the Malatya region of Central Eastern Turkey. The basins evolved during the closure of the Northern Neotethyan Ocean and associated collision of the Tauride micro-continent with Eurasia during the Late Cretaceous to Late Eocene.

My research has enabled me to spend 4 field seasons in Turkey (a total of 5 months fieldwork!) during 2008-2010 and enabled me to further develop my field skills as a sedimentologist, structural geologist, volcanologist and palaeolongtologist.

I have recently submitted my PhD thesis and my viva is scheduled for the end of October 2012.