Paul Dunlop


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 753 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile


PhD University of Sheffield, 2004

PgCert Higher Education Practice, Ulster University, 2009

BSc Hons Geography, Queens University Belfast, 1999

Research Interests

Paul Dunlop is Research Director for Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University.  He is a glaciologist and physical geographer who specialises in reconstructing Quaternary glacial environments in terrestrial and marine settings. Understanding how ice sheets operate over long-time scales provides critical information on the global climate system and the processes of climate change.  This research area requires a multidisciplinary approach and Paul uses a variety of cutting edge techniques to investigate glacial landscapes that includes satellite remote sensing, GIS, marine geophysics and cosmogenic nuclide and radiocarbon dating to work out what was happening during the last Ice Age and to help age constrain glacial events.  

Teaching Interests

Paul teaches remote sensing and physical geography on a range of undergraduate modules on the geography and environmental science degree programmes. At postgraduate level he delivers teaching on remote sensing for the MSc in Geographical Information Systems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sheffield

1 Sep 199920 Jul 2004


  • GB Physical geography
  • Glaciation
  • Ice Sheets
  • Quaternary
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • GC Oceanography
  • Continental Shelf

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Research Output 2004 2019

age determination
Younger Dryas
2 Citations (Scopus)

Early deglaciation of the British-Irish Ice Sheet on the Atlantic shelf northwest of Ireland driven by glacioisostatic depression and high relative sea level

OCofaigh, C., Weilbach, K., Lloyd, J., Benetti, S., Callard, L., Purcell, C., Chiverell, R., Dunlop, P., Saher, M., Livingstone, S., Van Landeghem, K., Moreton, S., Clark, C. & Fabel, D., 15 Mar 2019, 208, p. 76-96 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sea level
ice sheet
4 Citations (Scopus)

Persistent millennial-scale glacier fluctuations in Ireland between 24 ka and 10 ka

Barth, A. M., Clark, P. U., Clark, J., Roe, G. H., Marcott, S. A., McCabe, AM., Caffee, M. W., Cuzzone, J. K. & Dunlop, P., 28 Feb 2018, In : Geology. 46, 2, p. 151-154

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
equilibrium line
climate change
5 Citations (Scopus)

Age evaluation and causation of rock-slope failures along the western margin of the Antrim Lava Group (ALG), Northern Ireland, based on cosmogenic isotope (36Cl) surface exposure dating.

Southall, DW., Wilson, P., Dunlop, P., Schnabel, C., Rodes, A., Gulliver, P. & Xu, S., 15 May 2017, 285, p. 235-246

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
slope failure
15 Citations (Scopus)

Defining optimal DEM resolutions and point densities for modelling hydrologically sensitive areas in agricultural catchments dominated by microtopography

Thomas, I. A., Jordan, P., Shine, O., Fenton, O., Mellander, P-E., Dunlop, P. & Murphy, P. N. C., 1 Feb 2017, 54, p. 38 - 52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
agricultural catchment
digital elevation model

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Maps (Journal)

Paul Dunlop (Reviewer)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Press / Media

Twenty Twenty Vision: A Peoples Manifesto for Inishowen

Paul Dunlop


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Coast Season 5, Episode 5: Galway to Arranmore Island

Paul Dunlop


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Secrets of the Irish Landscape

Paul Dunlop


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Ireland's ice age uncovered

Paul Dunlop


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Derry scientist studying ‘geological footprints’

Paul Dunlop


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research