Dr Malcolm Hole

Dr Malcolm Hole

Senior Lecturer

Dr Malcolm Hole
Dr Malcolm Hole

Contact Details

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Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Interests

  • Mineralogy
  • Alkaline Volcanism
  • Volcanology
  • Volcanic Stratigraphy
  • Geology of Scotland

Current Research

Stratigraphy and volcanology of Large Igneous Provinces.

  • Faeroe Islands stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments.
  • Magmatism associated with Gondwana fragmentation
  • 3-D architecture of basaltic lava fields
  • Subsurface geophysical expressions of lava fields

Mantle Melting and peridotite-pyroxenite sources of magmas

  • Phase equilibria of peridotite melting
  • Phase equlibira of pyroxenite melting
  • Fingerprinting pyroxenite and peridotite-sourced magmas

Teaching Responsibilities

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate Programme Coordinator.

Course coordinator

  • GL1005 Earth Through Geological Time
  • GL3029 Petroleum Geology & Reservoir Characterization
  • GL3030 Volcanology
  • GL3508 Dissertation

Course Tutor

  • GL2510 Field & Mapping Techniques
  • GL3520 Igneous & Metamoprhic Petrology
  • GL4023 Geological Mapping Project
  • GL5058 Petrological Applications to Geological Problem
Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

  • Geoscience Representative, Qualityy Assurance Committee
  • Convenor Staff-Student Liaison Committe
  • Undergraduate Programme Coordiantor, Geology-Petroleum Geology
  • Institutional Team - Developing and Supporting the Curriculum


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  • Quirie, AK, Schofield, N, Jolley, DW, Archer, SG, Hole, MJ, Hartley, A, Watson, D, Burgess, R, Pugsley, JH, Underhill, JR & Holford, SP 2020, 'Palaeogeographic evolution of the Rattray Volcanic Province, Central North Sea', Journal of the Geological Society . [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2019-182
  • Walker, F, Schofield, N, Millett, J, Jolley, D, Hole, M & Stewart, M 2020, 'Paleogene volcanic rocks in the northern Faroe–Shetland Basin and Møre Marginal High: understanding lava field stratigraphy', Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 495. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1144/SP495-2019-13
  • Smellie, JL & Hole, MJ 2019, Antarctic Peninsula I: Volcanology. in Volcanism in Antarctica: 200 Million Years of Subduction, Rifting and Continental Break-Up., 1a, Geological Society Memoir, Geological Society of London.
  • Wakeford, ZE, Chmielewska, M, Hole, MJ, Howell, JA & Jerram, DA 2019, 'Combining thermal imaging with photogrammetry of an active volcano using UAV: an example from Stromboli, Italy', Photogrammetric Record, vol. 34, no. 168, pp. 445-466. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/phor.12301
  • Rossetti, LM, Healy, D, Hole, MJ, Millett, JM, de Lima, EF, Jerram, DA & Rossetti, MMM 2019, 'Evaluating petrophysical properties of volcano-sedimentary sequences: A case study in the Paraná-Etendeka Large Igneous Province', Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 102, pp. 638-656. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.01.028
  • Hole, MJ & Natland, JH 2019, 'Magmatism in the North Atlantic Igneous Province; mantle temperatures, rifting and geodynamics', Earth Science Reviews. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.02.011
  • Greenfield, L, Millett, JM, Howell, J, Jerram, DA, Watton, T, Healy, D, Hole, MJ & Planke, S 2019, 'The 3D Facies Architecture and Petrophysical Properties of Hyaloclastite Delta Deposits: An Integrated Photogrammetry and Petrophysical Study from southern Iceland', Basin Research. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12415
  • Quirie, AK, Schofield, N, Hartley, A, Hole, MJ, Archer, SG, Underhill, JR, Watson, D & Holford, SP 2019, 'The Rattray Volcanics: Middle Jurassic fissure volcanism in the UK Central North Sea', Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 176, pp. 462-481. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-151
  • Herodotou, C, Muirhead, DK, Aristeidou, M, Hole, MJ, Kelley, S, Scanlon, E & Duffy, M 2018, 'Blended and online learning: a comparative study of virtual microscopy in Higher Education ', Interactive Learning Environments. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2018.1552874
  • Healy, D, Rizzo, R, Duffy, M, Farrell, NJC, Hole, MJ & Muirhead, D 2018, 'Field evidence for the lateral emplacement of igneous dykes: Implications for 3D mechanical models and the plumbing beneath fissure eruptions', Volcanica, pp. 85-105.
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