National Museums Scotland is a member of the Edinburgh Earth and Environment (E3) Doctoral Training Programme (DTP).

The Edinburgh Earth and Environment (E3) Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and led by the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. The programme brings together 28 partners from the research, education, policy and industry sectors.

Three current graduate students are being supervised by National Museums Scotland curatorial staff or jointly with Edinburgh University Faculty.

  • David Cooper: Big Cat Biogeography and Climate Change
  • Andrew Dobrzanski: Evaluating the role of deformation on rare earth element mobility a case study from Norra Kärr complex, Småland, Sweden
  • Elsa Panciroli:  The origin and early evolution of mammals: study of an exceptional skeleton from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland.

In addition, a graduate student from the University of Bristol is currently being supervised by Natural Sciences staff as part of a NERC Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering ('CASE' Award).

  • Richard Kelly: Insect evolution through a crisis: the Triassic-Jurassic of England.

Current Doctoral Training Programme research

Find out more about graduate research undertaken through the Edinburgh Earth and Environment (E3) Doctoral Training Programme (DTP).

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