Dr. Rebecca Kearney

Rebecca Kearney
Building C, Room 322
14473 Potsdam

Research Interests:

  • Late Quaternary geochronology - tephrochronology, radiocarbon, Bayesian statistical age modelling
  • High-resolution palaeoenvironmental records
  • The temporal and spatial expression of past abrupt climatic oscillations and environmental responses
  • Development and use of tephrostratigraphic records to refine age uncertainties in palaeoenvironmental records
  • Construction of past eruption history from the Anatolian region
  • Response of palaeolithic humans to abrupt climatic and environmental change


2021 – present (full time): Researcher (Postdoc) TephroMed project, GFZ, Potsdam

2020 – 2020 (full time, 6 months): Research Assistant (Postdoc) UP-NORTH project, University College London, London

2013 – 2015 (part time): Laboratory Research Assistant, POSTGLACIAL project, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham


2015 - 2020: DPhil Archaeological Science, University of Oxford, Oxford

    Thesis title "Understanding past rapid climate change through reducing chronological uncertainty". Supervisors, Prof. Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Dr. Richard Staff and Dr. Paul Albert.

2012 - 2013: MSc Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham

2009 - 2012: BSc Physical Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham

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