Keele University: Environmental Research Unit. Position: Research Assistant Oct-Dec 1990.
Brunel University: Department of Geography & Geology. Position: Temporary Lecturer Feb-July 1991.
Coventry University: Geography Subject Area. Position: Lecturer (1991-1994) Senior Lecturer (1994-2005).
University of Aberdeen: Department of Geography & Environment, School of Geosciences (2005-present) Senior Lecturer in Palaeoecology.
- Pollen and non-pollen palynomorph analysis
- Peat geochemistry and reconstructing palaeo-pollution records from bogs and lakes
- Holocene vegetational history
- Holocene environmental change
Langford, H.E. et al. 2013: Palaeoecology of a late MIS7 interglacial deposit from eastern England. Quaternary international http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quatint.2013.05.046
Crew, P. & Mighall, T.M. 2013. The fuel supply and woodland management at a 14th century bloomery in Snowdonia, a multi-disciplinary approach. In Humphris, J. & Rehren, T. (eds) The World of Iron. London: Archetype Publications, 473-482.
Mighall, TM, Chambers, FM, Timberlake, S & O’Brien, WF. 2012. Characterising vegetation changes in former mining and metalworking areas during prehistoric and Roman times. Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 20, 117-130.
Ongoing Research Projects
- Land degradation and environmental change in the Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa. See http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/other/karoo.php
- The function and environmental impact of burnt mounds in prehistory.
- The ecology and landscapes of early medieval royal centres.
- Placing early mining and metalworking into its environmental context. See http://www.earlyminesresearchgroup.org.uk/
- Holocene environmental changes in NW Iberia
Co-editor, Scottish Geographical Journal http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RSGJ
NERC Peer Review College Member
Membership of External Bodies
Association of Environmental Archaeology
Early Mines Research Group
Historical Metallurgy Society
Irish Quaternary Association
Quaternary Research Association
Royal Scottish Geographical Society
The Prehistoric Society