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Dr Wes Forsythe

Senior Lecturer

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School of Geog & Environmental Scs


Environmental Sciences Research


Room G263 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA




PhD Ulster University, 2006

MA Queens University Belfast, 1997

BSc Hons Ulster University, 1993

Teaching Interests

Wes teaches aspects of human, cultural and historical geography across the three-year geography degree programme.

He is also involved in teaching environmental management and conservation to geography and environmental science students.

Research Interests

Wes is a maritime archaeologist, with interests in the activities and economies of coastal communities in the medieval and post-medieval eras.

His research examines strategies for exploiting and utilising marine resources and their resulting effect on the coastal landscape. The discovery and documentation of a wide range of archaeological monuments surviving on our coasts has informed policy makers and facilitated legal protection to sites of cultural heritage.

In addition to research carried out at home, Wes has been active in north and east Africa working in regions affected by conflict, under-resourcing and neglect.