Dr Sarah Lee

Sarah LeeLecturer in Geology

Admissions Tutor

Direct contact:
: 0116 252 3800
E: svl7@le.ac.uk

My work is centred around teaching and the needs of the students so leaves very little time for research.  My PhD investigated the processes taking place in modern day estuaries, namely the Humber and Dollard, by studying the sedimentological and geochemical properties of sediments collected.  In recent years, I have supervised a number of Masters students who have carried on this work and have discovered just how muddy you can get collecting sediment cores on a saltmarsh.

My teaching load is spread out over all years. In the first year, I am responsible for teaching the sedimentary component of the Rock Cycle module. I am module coordinator and teach the Geological Maps and Structures module, teach in some of the optical mineralogy practicals, coordinate and teach on the Introductory Field Course to Arran and am module coordinator for 1st year Tutorials. As First Year Coordinator, I’m the first port of call for students in the department with concerns or coursework questions. In the second year, I am a leader on the Geological Field Methods field course to Almeria in Spain. In the 3rd year I run the 3rd year Dissertation module. I coordinate the 4th year MGeol projects, from the selection process in the 3rd year to the completion of the project at the end of the 4th year.

I am Admissions Tutor for Geology.



  • Jaff, R.B.N., Wilkinson, I.P., Lee, S.V., Zalasiewicz, J.A., Lawa, F. and Williams, M.R., 2015. Biostratigraphy and palaeoceanography of the early Turonian–early Maastrichtian planktonic foraminifera of NE Iraq. Journal of Micropalaeontology, doi:10.1144/jmpaleo2014-020.
  • Busfield, M.E., Lee, J.R., Riding, J.B., Zalasiewicz, J.A. and Lee, S.V., 2015. Pleistocene till provenance in east Yorkshire: reconstructing ice flow of the British North Sea Lobe. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 126 (1), 86-99.
  • Jaff, R.B.N., Williams, M., Wilkinson, I.P., Lawa, F., Lee, S.V. and Zalasiewicz, J.A., 2014. A refined foraminiferal biostratigraphy for the Late Campanian-Early Maastrichtian succession of northeast Iraq. GeoArabia, 19, 161-180.
  • Lee, S.V. and Cundy, A., 2001. Heavy metal contamination and mixing processes in sediments from the Humber Estuary, Eastern England. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 53, 619-63.

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