Dr Des McDougall

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Principal Lecturer in Geography

Geography, Archaeology and the Environment

Contact Details

email: d.mcdougall@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855440

Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018)
  • PhD: Loch Lomond Stadial Plateau Icefields in the Lake District, NW England (Glasgow, 1998)
  • BSc (Hons) Geography (Glasgow, 1991)

About me

I am a physical geographer with interests in glaciers and glaciation, mountain geomorphology, and Quaternary environmental change. I enjoy teaching and have particular interests in learning technologies, fieldwork, and virtual reality. An example of the work I have done in this area is my VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes resource, which is used by a growing number of schools, colleges and universities around the world. I have also held various leadership roles during my time at Worcester, including Course Leader, Head of Department, Deputy Head of School, and Acting Head of School. I am currently a Staff Governor at the University.

Teaching

Dynamic Earth (GEOG1210)
Second Year Residential Course (GEOG2100)
Mountain Landforms, Landscapes and Hazards (GEOG2120)
Mountain Environments Field Course (GEOG3110)
Mountain Glaciers and Landscape Research Project (GEOG3123)
Ice Age Environments (GEOG3124)
California field course

Responsibilities (Internal and External)

Staff Governor: University of Worcester Board of Governors
External Examiner: Oxford Brookes University
Academic Integrity Tutor

Previous Internal Roles include:
Acting Head of School [2018]
Deputy Head of Institute / School [2016–2019]
Associate Head (Development) [2011–2016]
Head of Geography and Archaeology [2014–2015]

Publications

McDougall, D.A. (2019). Spotlight on VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes. Geography, 104, 148–153.

McDougall, D.A. (2016) Landforms of High Mountains (book review). Mountain Research and Development, 36, 250-251.

Evans, D.J.A. and McDougall, D.A. (2015) Bedrock Geology and Physiography. In: The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 1-8. ISBN 0 907 780 164 ISSN: 0261 3611

Bickerdike, H.L., Evans, D.J.A., McDougall, D.A. and Vieli, A. (2015) Overview of the Younger Dryas Glaciation in the Lake District. In: The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 29-64. ISBN 0 907 780 164 ISSN: 0261 3611

McDougall, D.A., Bickerdike, H.L. and Evans, D.J.A. (2015) Glaciation Style and Moraine Development in the Pasture Beck and Hayeswater Valleys. In: The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 111-128. ISBN 0 907 780 164 ISSN: 0261 3611

McDougall, D.A., Bickerdike, D.J.A., Evans, D.J.A. and Vieli, A. (2015) Glaciation in Deepdale. In: The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 541-254. ISBN 0 907 780 164 ISSN: 0261 3611

McDougall, D.A. and Pearce, D. (2015) Little Gatesgarthdale (Honister Pass). In: The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 191-200. ISBN 0 907 780 164 ISSN: 0261 3611

McDougall, D.A. and Evans, D.J.A. (2015). The Quaternary of the Lake District: Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London. 268pp

McDougall, Derek (2014) The Climate of Worcestershire. In Maskew, R. (ed) The Flora of Worcestershire. Roger Maskew.

Pearce, D., Rea, B, Bradwell, T and McDougall, D (2014) Glacial geomorphology of the Tweedsmuir Hills, Central Southern Uplands, Scotland. Journal of Maps, 10, 457-465.

McDougall, D.A. (2013) Glaciation style and the geomorphological record: evidence for Younger Dryas glaciers in the eastern Lake District, northwest England. Quaternary Science Reviews, 73 (1). pp. 48-58. ISSN 0277-3791

McDougall, D.A. (2001) The geomorphological impact of Loch Lomond (Younger Dryas) Stadial plateau icefields in the central Lake District, northwest England, Journal of Quaternary Science 16, pp. 531–543.

Rea, B.R., Whalley, W.B., Evans, D.J.A., Gordon, J.E. and McDougall, D.A. (1998) Plateau icefields: geomorphology and dynamics. Quaternary Proceedings. Quaternary Proceedings, 6, 35-54

Conferences

McDougall, D.A. (2020). Recent mountain glaciation in the Helvellyn Range, NW England (Poster presentation at the QRA Annual Discussion Meeting, University of Leeds, January 2020)

McDougall, D.A. (2019).  VR glaciers and glaciated landscapes in the classroom. (Workshop at the Geographical Association Conference, Manchester, April 2019)

McDougall, D.A. (2018). VR Glaciers (Oral presentation at the Janet Watson Meeting on Big Data. Geological Society, London)

McDougall, D.A. (2018).  Virtual glaciers and glaciated landscapes. (Workshop at the GA Geographical Association Conference, Sheffield, April 2018)

McDougall, D.A. (2018). Virtual Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes. (Poster presentation at the QRA Annual Discussion Meeting, Plymouth, January 2018)

McDougall, D.A. (2014). Younger Dryas glaciation in the eastern Lake District, NW England. (Poster presentation at the QRA Annual Discussion Meeting, London, January 2014)

McDougall, D (2012). Glaciation Style, Paraglacial Reworking and the Geomorphological Record: The Challenges of Reconstructing Younger Dryas Glaciers. (Oral presentation at EGU AGM, Vienna.).

McDougall, D. (2008) Virtual Fieldwork: Enhancing the Student Experience? (Oral Presentation at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate, July 2008)

McDougall, D. (2007) Hazard Mapping in Mountain Environments: A Virtual Field Course. (Oral presentation at Virtual Fieldwork in the GEES Disciplines: Pedagogy and Technology, University of Worcester, May 2007).

Pearce, D, Rea, B and McDougall, D. (2012) Lateglacial geomorphology in the Tweedsmuir Hills, Scotland - Implications for retreat patterns, glacier reconstruction and chronology. (Poster presented at the EGU AGM, Vienna)

Conference / Field Meeting Organisations

QRA Lake District Field Meeting (May 2015) (with D.J.A. Evans)

Virtual Fieldwork in the GEES Disciplines: Pedagogy and Technology (University of Worcester, May 2007).