Research Interests

  • Quaternary malacology and micropalaeontology, specifically non-marine molluscs and ostracods
  • Reconstructing Pleistocene climate and environments
  • Palaeolithic archaeology
  • Clast lithological analysis 

Current and Past Research Projects

  • Palaeodeserts: Climate Change and Human Evolution in the Arabian Desert.  Post-doctoral researcher, November 2013, on-going.
  • Fenland Rivers of Cambridgeshire Project. Research Associate, 2007-2008.
  • Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project. Research Associate, 2005-2007. 


Peer-reviewed Research Articles

White, T.S., Preece, R.C. & Whittaker, J.E. (2013). Molluscan and ostracod successions from Dierden's Pit, Swanscombe: insights into the fluvial history, sea-level record and human occupation of the Hoxnian Thames. Quaternary Science Reviews, in press.

Bridgland, D.R., Harding, P., Allen, P., Candy, I., Cherry, C., George, W., Horne, D.J., Keen, D.H., Penkman, K.E.H., Preece, R.C., Rhodes, E.J., Scaife, R., Schreve, D.C., Schwenninger, J.-L., Slipper, I., Ward, G.R., White, M.J., White, T.S., Whittaker, J.E. (2013). An enhanced record of MIS 9 environments, geochronology and geoarchaeology: data from construction of the High Speed 1 (London-Channel Tunnel) rail-link and other recent investigations at Purfleet, Essex, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 124, 417–476.

Penkman, K.E.H., Preece, R.C., Bridgland, D.R., Keen, D.H., Meijer, T., Parfitt, S.A. White, T.S. & Collins, M.J. (2012). An aminostratigraphy for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Quaternary Science Reviews, 61, 111–134.

Bridgland, D.R., Westaway, R., Abou Romieh, M., Candy, I., Daoud, M., Demir, T., Galiatsatos, N., Schreve, D.C., Seyrek, A., Shaw, A.D., White, T.S. & Whittaker, J. (2012). The River Orontes in Syria and Turkey: Downstream variation of fluvial archives in different crustal blocks. Geomorphology, 165-166, 25–49.

Penkman, K.E.H., Preece, R.C., Bridgland, D.R., Keen, D.H., Meijer, T., Parfitt, S.A., White, T.S. & Collins, M.J. (2011). A chronological framework for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Nature, 476, 446–449.

White, T.S., Bridgland, D.R. & Westaway, R. (2011). The Saale glaciation of eastern England. Quaternary Newsletter, 124, 3–6.

Boreham, S., White, T.S., Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J. & White, M.J. (2010).The Quaternary history of the Wash fluvial network. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 121, 393–409.

Bridgland, D.R., Westaway, R., Howard, A.J., Innes, J., Long, A.J., Mitchell, W.A., White, M.J. & White, T.S. (2010). The role of glacio-isostasy in the formation of post-glacial river terraces in relation to the MIS 2 ice limit: evidence from northern England. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 121, 113–127.

White, T.S., Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J. & Westaway, R. (2010). Evidence from the Trent terrace archive, Lincolnshire, UK, for lowland glaciation of Britain during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association,121, 141–153.

White, T.S., White, M.J., Bridgland, D.R. & Howard, A.J. (2009). Palaeolithic and Quaternary research in the Trent Valley (UK): contributions by early collectors. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association,120, 223–232.

White, T.S., Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J. & White, M.J. (2008). Lower Palaeolithic quartzite artefacts from the Trent Valley at East Leake, Nottinghamshire (SK 558248): new light on a hidden resource. Quaternary Newsletter, 114, 10–20.

Mishra, S., White, M.J., Beaumont, P., Antoine, P., Bridgland, D.R., Limondin-Lozouet, N., Santisteban, J.I., Schreve, D,C., Shaw, A.D., Wenban-Smith, F.F., Westaway, R.W.C. & White, T.S. (2007). Fluvial deposits as an archive of early human activity. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 2996–3016.

Howard, A.J., Bridgland, D., Knight, D., McNabb, J., Rose, J., Schreve, D., Westaway, R., White, M.J. & White, T.S. (2007). The British Pleistocene fluvial archive: East Midlands drainage evolution and human occupation in the context of the British and NW European record. Quaternary Science Reviews,26, 2724–2737. 


Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J., White, M.J. & White, T.S. (Eds). Quaternary of the Trent. English Heritage Monograph, Oxbow Books, Oxford (in press, due early 2014).

White, T.S., Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J. & White M.J. (2007). The Trent Valley and Adjoining Regions: Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London. 

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