Professor Malcolm Hole

Professor Malcolm Hole
Professor Malcolm Hole
Professor Malcolm Hole


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Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Internal Memberships

  • Head of Discipline Geology & Geophysics
  • Convenor Staff-Student Liaison Committe
  • Undergraduate Programme Coordiantor, Geology-Petroleum Geology

Research Overview

  • 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
  • GL1505 Earth's Materials
  • GL3030 Volcanology
  • GO4001 Geoscience Project A
  • GO4002 Laboratory Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • GO4501 Geoscience Project B
  • GL3508 Dissertation

Course Tutor

  • GL2510 Field & Mapping Techniques
  • GL3520 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
  • GL4033 Planetary Geology
  • GL4023 Geological Mapping Project
  • GL5561 Earth & Planetary Surface & Internal Processes

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  • Mobility of the high field strength, rare earth elements and yttrium during late diagenesis

    Hole, M. J., Trewin, N. H., Still, J.
    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 149, no. 5, pp. 689-692
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The differentiated dolerite boss, Cnoc Rhaonastil, Islay: a natural experiment in the low pressure differentiation of an alkali olivine- basalt magma

    Hole, M. J., Morrison, M. A.
    Scottish Journal of Geology, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 55-69
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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