Helen Roberts

helen robertsProfessor (Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University)

Helen Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, and co-Director of the Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory. She holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool where she studied the impact of uranium-series disequilibrium on luminescence dating. Her current research focuses on the development and the application of luminescence methods for dating Quaternary sediments, with particular interest in the study of long terrestrial sedimentary records, including lake sediments, and deposits of wind-blown dust (‘loess’) and links to dust records. Helen has worked on a number of projects involving the application of luminescence dating in coastal environments. She will be developing luminescence chronologies to investigate the dynamics of past environmental change in CHERISH study areas.