Dr Sarah Lee

Sarah LeeAssociate Professor in Geology

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.

Personal Details

  • Course Director/Subject Lead for Geology degrees
  • Welfare Tutor
  • Student Staff Committee (co-chair)
  • Athena Swan/EDI
  • Higher Education Committee of the Geological Society of London (committee member)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Foundation Year

  • Tutor

Year 1

  • The Rock Cycle
  • Geological Maps and Structures (module convenor)
  • Introductory Field Course to Arran (module convenor)
  • Tutorials (module convenor)

Year 2

  • Geological Field Methods, Spain
  • Interpreting Geological Maps and Stratigraphy (module convenor)

Year 3

  • Dissertation (module convenor)

Year 4

  • MGeol projects (module convenor)


  • 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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