School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Short CV


Kerry-Anne Mairs, MA (Hons), MSc, PhD



North Iceland

Education

2007-2008

CertHE An Crsa Comais, Sabhal Mr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands

2003-2007

PhD, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

2002-2003

MSc by Research in Geography (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh

1998-2002

MA (Hons) in Geography (First Class), University of Edinburgh

1997-1998

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design (with Credit), University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

1990-1997

Cowbridge Sixth Form and Cowbridge Comprehensive School, South Wales
- 3 A-Levels (AAB) with Distinction in Geography Special Paper
- 11 GCSEs at Grades A and B

Awards and prizes

- Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship (2003-2006)
- Scottish International Education Trust Travel Award (2006)
- University of Edinburgh Development Trust Small Research Grant (2006)
- Royal Scottish Geographical Society Travel Grant (2006)
- Henrietta Hutton Research Grant (2004) (Royal Geographical Society)
- Best First Year Presentation Prize, Edinburgh Geosciences GradSchool Conference, Glencoe (2004)
- Royal Scottish Geographical Society Small Research Grant (2004)
- University of Edinburgh Development Trust Small Research Grant (2004)
- Carnegie Trust Research Grant (2004)
- Dudley Stamp Memorial Fund Small Grant (2004) (The Royal Society)
- Arts and Humanities Research Board fieldwork grant (2003)
- Arts and Humanities Research Board Masters Studentship (2002-2003)
- Doris Hunter Memorial Fund Bursary, University of Edinburgh (2001-2002)
- Lind Prize in Geography, University of Edinburgh (2000-2001)
- Geography 2 Class medal, University of Edinburgh (1999-2000)
- Geography 1 Class medal, University of Edinburgh (1998-1999)
- Anglo-Norse Society Bursary for Norwegian Summer Course, University of Bergen (1999)


Shetland Bus Stop

Research related interests and experience

- Research Assistant for "Landscapes circum landnm" research programme (November 2006-April 2007)
- Trained for "Researchers in Residence" scheme (2007)
- Participation in science communication and outreach project "Making Tremors" at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and SAMS, Oban (2007)
- Postgraduate Assistant: Scottish Elective fieldtrip, Braemar (2006)
- Postgraduate Assistant: Undergraduate Iceland fieldtrip (2004, 2005, 2006)
- Assistant Co-ordinator on the IGC-UK 2004 Iceland Field Excursion (August 2004)
- Tutor for Geography 2h: Environmental sensitivity and change (2002-2005)
- Tutor for Geography 1b: Physical Geography (2004)
- Participant in Faroese language and culture: Summer school for foreign students, University of the Faroe Islands (2004)
- Joint chair of Geography Postgraduate Affairs Committee (2003-2004)
- Undergraduate Representative of Edinburgh University Geography Library Committee (2001-2002)
- Volunteer for LEAPS Lothians and Edinburgh Tutoring Scheme (1999-2000)



Other responsibilities, achievements and interests

- Volunteer Ranger for SUSTRANS (sustainable transport charity) (2006-ongoing)
- Residential Worker for Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival 2007, Glasgow
- Sessional Youth Worker for "Hand in Hand", a project for ethnic minority working women and their children, Edinburgh (2007)
- Sessional Youth Worker for junior and senior youth clubs, Pilmeny Development Project, Edinburgh (2005-2007)
- Volunteer on St Kilda Summer Workparty, National Trust for Scotland (2006)
- Youth Worker for "Girls on the Move" summer activity programme, Pilmeny Development Project, Edinburgh (2005)
- Volunteer Countryside Ranger, National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes, Edinburgh (2003-2004)
- Treasurer of Edinburgh University New Scotland Country Dance Society (2001-2002)
- Participant in Norwegian Summer School for foreign students, University of Bergen, Norway (1999)
- Partcipant in International Youth in Action for the 21st century course at Red Cross United World College, Norway (Summer 1997)
- Outside interests include cycling, sea kayaking, hillwalking, environmental issues, reading, running, yoga, playing tin whistle, learning Gaelic, knitting, Siberian huskies



References provided on request.

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