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Biographical entry McDougall, Ian (1935 - 2018)


24 May 1935
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
10 November 2018


Ian McDougall has worked at the Australian National University's Research School of Earth Sciences since 1968. His research has focused on many areas including finding ways to delineate the history of the geomagnetic fields and to create a time scale for the evolution of volcanic chains in relation to their origin and to plate motions.



Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Tasmania
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
1961 - 1964
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Geophysics at the Research School of Physical Sciences, ANU
1964 - 1968
Career position - Fellow of the Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, ANU
1968 -
Career position - Senior Fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU
1972 - 1979
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Geological Sciences
1975 - 1983
Career position - Vice-President of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
1978 -
Career position - Fellow of the Geological Society of America
1979 - 1980
Career position - Chairman of the Geological Society of Australia, Australian Capital Territory branch

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