School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Short CV

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

North Iceland



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


PhD, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh


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


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


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


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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