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Mike Kirkby Prof Mike Kirkby

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36758

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Short CV

Present Position

  • Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds

Previous Posts

  • 2004: Fellow American Geophysical Union
  • 1999: Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers: Founder's Medal
  • 1989: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 1989: British Geomorphological Research Group: David Linton Award.
  • 1976: Royal Geographical Society: Gill Memorial Award.
  • 1973: Professor of Physical Geography, University of Leeds
    Head of Department 1978-81, 1984-87, 1992-95.
  • 1967-73: Lecturer in Geography, University of Bristol
  • 1965-7: NERC Research Fellow, University of Cambridge (Department of Geography)
  • 1965: Research Collaborator, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 1964-5: Research Associate, The Isaiah Bowman Dept of Geography, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (with Prof M.G. Wolman)
  • 1963-4: Research Associate, US Geological Survey, Washington DC (with Dr. L.B. Leopold)
  • 1963: PhD (University of Cambridge): Geomorphology (supervised by Prof R.J. Chorley)
  • 1960: BA (University of Cambridge): Mathematics (Part II) and Geography (Part II) (Trinity College): Philip Lake Prize

Other Details

Other Posts
  • 1976-2007 Managing Editor, Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, (13 issues per year) John Wiley.
    The Journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG)
  • 1976: Series Editor, Landscape Systems (7 titles), John Wiley.
  • 1976....(Ed.) Hillslope Hydrology also translated into Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish
  • 1978....(Ed. with R.P.C. Morgan) Soil Erosion also translated into ....Spanish
  • 1984....(Ed. by D. Brunsden and D.B. Prior) Slope Instability
  • 1985....(Ed. by M.G. Anderson and T.P. Burt) Hydrological Forecasting
  • 1986....(Ed. S.T. Trudgill) Solute processes
  • 1993....(Ed. with K.J. Beven): Channel Network Hydrology
  • 2002....(Ed. with L.J. Bull [now Bracken]): Dryland Rivers
  • 1992: Editorial Board of Ecological Modelling, Elsevier
  • 1996: Editorial Board of Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier