Biography

I initially arrived at Keele as an undergrad in 2005, enrolled on the (now defunct) single honours Earth System Science degree. Within two years I transferred to the integrated Masters course; MGeoscience. I graduated in 2009. Later that year I was appointed to a dual role at Keele: a Teaching Fellow in Geology and PhD student. My PhD focused on a population of carbonate mounds (from the Cantabrian Mountains, Spain) investigating their palaeoecology, sedimentation, geochemistry and ultimately, formation. I completed my PhD in 2014 and graduated the following year.

I have since gained an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, with my thesis focusing on staff and students perceptions of Lecture Recordings. I have become increasingly involved in education, scholarly and pedagogic pursuits; I am particularly interested in curriculum design and development, Education for Sustainability and immersive learning. I led on the creation and launch of our school wide undergraduate research programme (the GGE-UROP) and an online, peer reviewed journal, which focusses on the publication of work and scholarly training of undergraduate and postgraduate students (The Student Journal of Natural Sciences), of which I am still Chief Editor. Current projects are focused on the use of accessible digital teaching resources, making use of our campus as a teaching environment, and decolonising the curriculum.

I teach on multiple undergraduate modules at all levels, generally teaching sedimentology and structural geology, and supervise postgraduate masters projects. I currently hold the role of Director of Education for the school of Geography, Geology and the Environment. Heading up a recent portfolio review of the schools programmes. I am the Student Voice Champion for the school and I am always looking to get students more involved with curriculum design and development in the school! I have previously held the role of deputy Equality and Diversity Champion (incl. Athena Swan) for the GGE and organised the Geography, Geology and Environment Seminar Series.

I am an Associate Editor for Geoscience Communications.I am a fellow The Higher Education Academy (Fellow) an Associate Member of the Association of Learning Technology. I am also a member of the Geography, Geology and Environment Education Cluster and affiliate to the Basin Dynamics Research Group (BDRG) here at Keele.

Teaching

I teach on sedimentology and structural geology modules across the curriculum, supervise masters level students and teach on a range of field courses.

Selected Publications

  • Rogers SL. 2018. A novel population of composite mounds: their initiation, growth and demise. San Emiliano Formation, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain. JOURNAL OF IBERIAN GEOLOGY, 225-241, vol. 44(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Dowey N, Barclay J, Fernando B, Giles S, Houghton J, Jackson C, Khatwa A, Lawrence A, Mills K, Newton A, Rogers S, Williams R. 2021. A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 256-259, vol. 14(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Jeffery AJ, Rogers SL, Jeffery KLA, Hobson L. 2021. A flexible, open, and interactive digital platform to support online and blended experiential learning environments: Thinglink and thin sections. Geoscience Communication, 95-110, vol. 4(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Rogers S. 2020. Cheap, accessible, and virtual experiences as tools for immersive study: a proof of concept study. Research in Learning Technology, vol. 28. doi> link> full text>
  • Leaf MC, Gay JSA, Newbould MJ, Hewitt OR, Rogers SL. 2020. Calcareous algae and cyanobacteria. Geology Today, 75-80, vol. 36(2). doi> link> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Dowey N, Barclay J, Fernando B, Giles S, Houghton J, Jackson C, Khatwa A, Lawrence A, Mills K, Newton A, Rogers S, Williams R. 2021. A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 256-259, vol. 14(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Jeffery AJ, Rogers SL, Jeffery KLA, Hobson L. 2021. A flexible, open, and interactive digital platform to support online and blended experiential learning environments: Thinglink and thin sections. Geoscience Communication, 95-110, vol. 4(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Rogers S. 2020. Cheap, accessible, and virtual experiences as tools for immersive study: a proof of concept study. Research in Learning Technology, vol. 28. doi> link> full text>
  • Leaf MC, Gay JSA, Newbould MJ, Hewitt OR, Rogers SL. 2020. Calcareous algae and cyanobacteria. Geology Today, 75-80, vol. 36(2). doi> link> full text>
  • Pettigrew RP, Rogers SL, Clarke SM. 2020. A microfacies analysis of arid continental carbonates from the Cedar Mesa Sandstone Formation, Utah, USA. DEPOSITIONAL RECORD, 41-61, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hussain R, Rogers S, Blackburn J. 2019. Reflected Light Microscopy as an Efficient and Costeffective Method for the Detection Of Calcareous Micro-fossils, An Example from the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, Shropshire, UK. The Student Journal of Natural Science. doi> full text>
  • Rogers S, Egan S, Stimpson IG. 2018. Tracking Sustainability Concepts in Geology and Earth Science Teaching and Learning, Keele, University, UK. The Journal of Academic Development and Education.
  • Rogers SL. 2018. A novel population of composite mounds: their initiation, growth and demise. San Emiliano Formation, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain. JOURNAL OF IBERIAN GEOLOGY, 225-241, vol. 44(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Rogers SL, Egan SS, Stimpson IG. Tracking Sustainability Concepts in Geology and Earth Science Teaching and Learning, Keele University, UK. The Journal of Academic Development and Education (JADE). full text>
  • Rogers SL, Blackburn JA, Price DR. 2017. A new observation of Ovummuridae, from the mid-Silurian (Wenlock) strata of Wenlock Edge, Shropshire, UK: A preliminary report. Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 74-79, vol. 18. full text>
  • Rogers SL and Cage AG. 2017. Academic Tribalism and Subject Specialists as a Challenge to Teaching and Learning in Dual Honours Systems; a Qualitative Perspective From the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Keele University, UK. The Journal of Academic Development and Education, 46-53. doi> full text>
  • Rogers SL. 2017. The occurrence of seismites in the Upper Silurian Whitcliffe Formation of the old Whitcliffe quarry, Ludlow. Proceedings of the Shropshire Geological Society, 61-73, vol. 18. full text>
  • Moseley DB, Pringle JK, Haslam RB, Egan SS, Rogers SL, Gertisser R, Cassidy NJ, Stimpson I. 2015. Geophysical surveys to help map buried igneous intrusions, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. Geology Today, 109-115, vol. 31(3). doi> link> full text>
  • Dowey N, Barclay J, Fernando B, Giles S, Houghton J, Jackson C, Mills K, Newton A, Rogers S, Williams R. Diversity Crisis in UK Geoscience Research Training. doi>

Other

  • Rogers S. 2020. Sustainability concepts in STEM: The importance of embedding SDGs. link> full text>
  • Rogers S and Gimblett K. Engaging Augmented Environments: Building Digital Spaces.
  • Rogers SL. Creating Shared Spaces for Co-Production.
  • Pettigrew R and Rogers S. 2018. Carbonate Microfacies of the Cedar Mesa Sandstone: Examples from a Mixed Clastic/Evaporitic Continental Sabkha. full text>
  • Pettigrew R and Rogers S. 2018. Carbonate Microfacies of the Cedar Mesa Sandstone: Examples from a Mixed Clastic/Evaporitic Continental Sabkha. full text>
  • Rogers SL. 2015. Pennsylvanian carbonate mud mounds from the sub-aerial to sub-marine transition along a tilted foreland basin, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain.
  • Rogers SL. Tuberitinidae Miklukho-Maclay, 1958: life cycle, ecology, diagenesis. Geophysical Research Abstracts. full text>
  • Doherty H, Ferriday T, Kelly M, Montenari M, Williams GD, Rogers SL. Cantabrian Thrust Belt: basin history of the North Gondwana passive margin – rifting, glaciations? More rifting and collision.

PGR/PGT Students

Omar Coggins, 2019. The relationship between wrench faulting and associated lense-like structures: an investigation into the Church Stretton Fault System

Rowshi Hussain, 2019. Ovummuridae from Wenlock Edge

Jennifer Russell, 2019. A geological and structural reconstruction of the Wrekin, Shropshire.

Kate Hayes, 2019. Immersive Imagery In Geoscience


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