Dr Mike Rickard was a staff member of the Department of Geology from 1963 – 1997 and served as Head of Department for seven years. He graduated Bsc and PhD from Imperial College London in 1957 and has specialised in mapping the structure of mountain chains in Ireland, Canada, Norway, and southern South America. He also mapped volcanic rocks for the Geological Survey of Fiji. He taught Structural Geology and Tectonics and has supervised field work in south eastern and central Australia. After retirement he has taught courses in Earth Sciences.