|Michael J. Benton|
Office: Life Sciences Building Room 118
Telephone: +44 (0)117 394 1208
Fax: +44 (0)117 925 3385
2016-7: Head of School of Biological Sciences
2001-8: Head of Department of Earth Sciences
1997- : University of Bristol, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology
1992-6: University of Bristol, Reader
1989-92: University of Bristol, Lecturer
1984-9: Queen's University of Belfast, Lecturer
1982-4: Trinity College, Oxford, Junior Research Fellow
1981-2: Nature Conservancy Council, Higher Scientific Officer
1978-81: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (PhD). PhD Title: The Triassic reptile Hyperodapedon from Elgin: functional morphology and relationships.
1974-8: University of Aberdeen (BSc Zoology)
European Research Council Advanced Research Grant, 2018-2024
Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), 2014
President, Palaeontological Association, 2012-2014
President, International Paleontological Association, 2010-2014
Edward Bass Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Yale University, 2009
University Research Fellowship, University of Bristol, 2008-9
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), 2008
T. Neville George Medal, Geological Society of Glasgow, 2006
Lyell Medal, Geological Society of London, 2005
Entry in Who's Who, 2003- .
Annual Guest Lecturer, Irish Geological Association, 2001.
University Research Fellowship, University of Bristol, 1999-2000.
Scott Simpson Memorial Lecture, Ussher Society, 1997.
Lyell Fund, Geological Society of London, 1992.
Lyell Lecturer, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1991.
Best paper, Palaeontological Association, 1984.
NERC Special Competition Research Studentship, 1978-1981.
Publications:A full list of my publications may be found here.
PhD studentsA full list of my current and former PhD students may be found here.