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Tim is currently Professor of Physical Geography & Outdoor Education and Programme Leader for Outdoor Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Tim joined Liverpool JMU in 1994 having previously been a further education tutor in environmental science, a tutor for the Field Studies Council in geography/ecology and a secondary school teacher in geography and outdoor activities. In 1997 Tim became programme leader for the outdoor education programmes at LJMU, which he continues until 2011. In 2002 he was appointed Reader and in 2008 Professor at LJMU. In 2007 he was made Visiting Professor in Outdoor Education and Environmental Management at University of Derby.

Research Interests

Tim's research interests are mainly in fluvial geomorphology, where his recent work is concerned with proglacial suspended sediment dynamics in arctic and alpine environments (he has carried out fieldwork in Iceland, Svalbard, Greenland, French and Swiss Alps; British Columbia). His PhD and earlier work focused on the effects of forestry in the UK uplands on bank erosion and stream sediment dynamics (bedload and suspended sediment) at Balquhidder in Scotland and Plynlimon in Wales. Latterly his research has encompassed e-learning in higher education with a particular interest in on-line learning and assessment, fieldwork and expeditions, as well as student employability in outdoor education. He has been a research fellow in Australia (at Charles Sturt University in 2001 and The University of Queensland in 2005). He collaborates in research with University of Northern British Columbia and University of Edinburgh. Tim has directed several successful LJMU PhD students in fluvial geomorphology, outdoor and environmental education and has been external examiner for numerous PhD students at a range of UK institutions. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Leadership (since 2005), reviews editor for fluvial geomorphology for the journal Progress in Physical Geography (2009-12) and is a reviewer for several academic journals.

Teaching areas

Earth science, geomorphology, weather and atmospheric processes, mountains and upland landscapes, natural hazards and applied geomorphology, fluvial processes, outdoor pursuits (canoe/kayaking, mountain leadership, orienteering, skiing, winter mountaineering).

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (University of Wales, Aberystwyth); PhD in Fluvial Geomorphology (University of Stirling); PGCE (University of Wales, Bangor); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS); RGS Chartered Geographer (Geomorph). He has been an external examiner, chief examiner and subject reviewer at a range of UK HE Institutions: University of Worcester (2000-05); Edinburgh University (2000-2004); University of Derby (2004-07); Manchester Metropolitan University (2005-10); University of Cumbria (Ambleside) 2007-11; UHI (2009-11); University of Leeds (2010-13).
Professional Qualifications: Summer ML; Winter ML trg; SPA; Alpine Ski Leader; REC Level 2 First Aid; BCU L3 Coach (Inland Kayak); UKCC Level 2 transfer; RYA Level 2; Sea Kayak 4* and 5* trg; Open Canoe 4*.

Expedition experience

Chief Scientist BSES SW Greenland 2009
Reconnaissance member SW Greenland BSES 2009
Expedition Leader: Liverpool John Moores University Fieldwork Expedition, Castle Creek Glacier, Cariboo Mountains, British Columbia, Canada 2008
Expedition Leader: Liverpool John Moores University Fieldwork Expedition, Morteratsch glacier, Bernina Alps, Switzerland 2007
Expedition Leader: Liverpool John Moores University Fieldwork Expedition, Ecrins National Park, France 2005
Expedition Leader: Liverpool John Moores University Fieldwork Expedition, Ecrins National Park, France 2004
Expedition Leader: Liverpool John Moores University Fieldwork Expedition, Ecrins National Park, France 2003
Chief Scientist BSES Svalbard Summer 2001
Chief Scientist BSES NE Greenland 1998
Fire Leader and Deputy Chief Leader BSES Svalbard 1993

Key Relevant Publications

(full list of publications available at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL/sdo/81579.htm)
Allison, P. and Stott, T. A. (Eds) South West Greenland 2009: Expedition Report. London, BSES Expeditions. 111pp.
Allison, P., Stott, T., Felter, J. & Beames, S. (in press). Overseas youth expeditions. In M. Berry & C. Hodgson (Eds.), Adventure education: An introduction (pp. 187-205). London: Routledge.
Beames, SB. and Stott T.A. (2008) Raleigh International Pilot Study Report: Summary of findings on how participants benefited from a 10-week expedition to Costa Rica. Report presented to Raleigh International, March 2008.
Stott, T. A. and Short, N. (1996) Erosion Rates and Human Impacts in The Arctic Tundra: Findings From a British Schools Exploring Society Expedition to Svalbard. Geography Review 10 (2), 18-24
Stott, T. A. (1999) (Ed.) ‘The Science Report of the BSES Expeditions 1998 N. E. Greenland (summer) Expedition’, BSES Expeditions, London.
Stott, T. A. (1999) ‘Hydrological and Sedimentological Investigations in the Skeldal Pro-glacial River’, in Stott TA. (ed.) BSES Expeditions 1998 N. E. Greenland (summer) Expedition Science Report, BSES Expeditions, London, 36-53.
Hall, N. E. and Stott, T. A. (1999) Learning on Expeditions In Severe Environments, in Stott TA. (ed.) BSES Expeditions 1998 N. E. Greenland (summer) Expedition Science Report, BSES Expeditions, London, 70-74.
Stott, T. A. and Mantle, H. I. (1999) Profiles of Moods of Young Expeditioners on a Six-week Expedition in N. E. Greenland, in Stott TA. (ed.) BSES Expeditions 1998 N. E. Greenland (summer) Expedition Science Report, BSES Expeditions, London, 74-80.
Stott, T. A. and Grove, J. (2001) Short-Term Discharge and Suspended Sediment Fluctuations in the Proglacial Skeldal River, NE. Greenland. Hydrological Processes 15, 407-423.
Stott, T. A. (2002) Bed load Transport and Channel Bed Changes in the Proglacial Skeldal River, Northeast Greenland. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34 (3), 334-344.
Stott, T. A. (2002) (Ed.) The Science Report of the BSES Expeditions 2001 Svalbard (summer) Expedition, BSES Expeditions, London.
Stott, T.A. (2002) Hydrological and Sedimentological Investigations in the Ebbaelva Pro-glacial River, central Svalbard, in Stott TA. (ed.) BSES Expeditions 2001 Svalbard (summer) Expedition Science Report, BSES Expeditions, London, 36-53.
Stott, T. A. and Hall, N. E. (2003) Changes in Aspects of Students’ Self-reported Personal, Social and Technical Skills During a Six-week Wilderness Expedition in Arctic Greenland. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 3(2), 159-169.
Stott, T.A., Mount, N., Moore, S., Miszkowski, M., Hammond, P. and McGuffie, A. (2004) Fluvial geomorphology and microclimate: field investigations at the Glaciers Noir and Blanc, Parc des Ecrins, Southern France, July-August 2003. Research Monograph, School of The Outdoors, Leisure & Food, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. ISBN 899660 20 15, 98pp.
Stott, T.A., Mount, N.J., Benbow, R., Brookman, C., Hedges, M., Miles, C., Patton, S., Winter, J. (2005) Field investigations in Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology and GIS in the Ecrins National Park, France, July 2004. Research Monograph, School of The Outdoors, Leisure & Food, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. ISBN 899660 20 19, 164pp.
Stott, T. A., Mount, N. J., Colson, O., Hunter, T., McCulloch, R., Nicholson, J., Wiseman, G. (2006) Solutes, Suspended Sediment, Bedload and Channel Change Studies in the Ecrins National Park, France, July 2005, Research Monograph, Faculty of Education, Community & Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. ISBN 899660 20 20, 164pp.
Stott, T.A. (2010) Suspended sediment dynamics and yields in a glacial fed river, Tasermiut fjord, SW Greenland, in BSES Expeditions Greenland 2009 Expedition Report. 11pp.
Stott, T.A. and Allison, P. (2010) Learning on Expeditions: Measuring self-reported changes in YEs before and at the end of the expedition, in BSES Expeditions Greenland 2009 Expedition Report. 8pp.
Stott, T.A., Felter, J., Allison, P. and Beames, S.(submitted) The Educational Value of Expeditions: A Literature review and thematic analysis.

Available from Amazon

Stott, T. A. (2000) The River and Waterway Environment for Small Boat Users: An Environmental Guide for Recreational Users of Rivers and Inland Waterways. British Canoe Union, Endorsed by Inland Waterways Association, Amateur Rowing Association and Royal Yachting Association, 252pp. Price £19-95.
Huddart, D. and Stott, T. A. (2010) Earth Environments: Past, Present and Future. Chichester, John Wiley & Sons. 900 page undergraduate textbook. Worldwide distribution. ISBN: 978-0-471-48533-9. Price £35.99.