Adrian Finch – About

I am Professor of Geology at the University of St Andrews, specialising in the petrology and petrogenesis of rare element deposits. I am a mineralogist, petrologist and geochemist, particularly working in alkaline igneous systems. Although I have worked on rocks all over the world, I have a particular reputation for fieldwork in the Arctic, notably Greenland.

I have consulted to several exploration companies over many decades and my geochemical work is underpinned by access to some of the best analytical facilities available worldwide./

A video summary of my research was recorded by the University of St Andrews in 2016. I also talked about my research and my motivation to become a geologist to the GeoBUS outreach team in 2015.