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About Mark Macklin

Head of the School of Geography and Director of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health.

Subject Specialism

River channel and floodplain responses to climate change, long-term human-river environment interactions, alluvial archaeology, flood-risk assessment, metal mining pollution and its impact on ecosystem and human health, and the hydrological controls of malaria.


  • Associate Fellow — HEA, 2018
  • PhD — Department of Geography, University College of Wales Aberystwyth, 1983
  • BSc. (Hons) 1st class — Department of Geography, University College of Wales Aberystwyth, 1980


  • Murchison Award — Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (2018),
  • Discovery International Fellowship — Australian Research Council (2016),
  • Elected as inaugral Fellow of British Society of Geomorphology — British Society for Geomorphology (2014),
  • Belle van Zuylen Chair — Utrecht University (2011),
  • Elected Chair — British Geomorphological Research Group (2005),
  • Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study and Visiting Professor — University of Indiana (1997),
  • Gordon Warwick Award — British Geomorphological Research Group (1993),
  • Gregynog and James Fairgrieve Prize — UCW Aberystwyth (1980),

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Professional Affiliations

  • Flood Risk Management Wales Executive Committee, Welsh Assembly Government — Member
  • Research Council of Norway — International Panel member for Quaternary Sciences
  • Climate Change Expert Panel (advising the Health & Safety Executive on climate change risk for nuclear sites in the UK) — Member
  • NERC Peer Review College — Member
  • Past Global Changes (PAGES) Floods Working Group — Steering Committee Member
  • Massey University, New Zealand — Professor of Fluvial Geomorphology