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Dr Russell Bailie

Career summary

My undergraduate studies were at the University of the Witwatersrand (1992-1995) for which I was awarded best student in geology for my second and third year (1993, 1994). After completing a Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (1996-1997) examining granites and related mineralisation of the southeastern Bushveld Complex, I joined the Council for Geoscience (CGS) for a year and a half (1998-1999). I then commenced a doctorate degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT) (2000-2003) but this was not awarded. A PhD degree was done at the University of Johannesburg (2004-2007, part-time 2008). Subsequently I worked for two exploration consulting companies (Caracle Creek International Consulting (CCIC) and MSA Geoservices)(2007-2008) before commencing my academic career as a senior lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)(2009-present). I lecture mineralogy, petrology, economic geology, geochemistry and regional Africa Geology. I have received an Y2 (young, promising scientist) rating from South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) (2013-2018) as well as UWC Senate Research funding (2017-2019). My research interests include tectonism, evolution and development of the Namaqua Metamorphic Province, magmatic rock petrogenesis and emplacement mechanisms, and base and precious metal mineralization in terms of origins and characteristics.

Qualifications

2004-2007        PhD – University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

1996-1997        MSc (Geology) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1995                 BSc (Honours, Geology) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1992-1994        BSc (Geology and Chemistry) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Career

2009-present    Senior lecturer – University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

2007-2008        Exploration geologist – MSA Geoservices, Johannesburg / Mokopane, South Africa

2007                 Junior exploration geologist – Caracle Creek International Consulting (CCIC), Johannesburg / Rustenburg, South Africa

2004-2007        PhD – University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

1999-2003        PhD (unsuccessful) – University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

1998-1999        Scientific officer – Council for Geoscience (CGS), Pretoria, South Africa

1996-1997        MSc (Geology) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1995                 BSc (Honours, Geology) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1992-1994        BSc (Geology and Chemistry) – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publications:

Google Scholar Citations (GSC) Data:

Total number of publications: 28

Sum of the times cited (GSC): 252

h-index (Google Scholar): 10

i10-index: 11

ORCID: 0000-0002-6119-1563

 

Grants and scholarships

  • South African National Research Foundation (NRF) Y-rated researcher grant (2013-2018)
  • NRF grant for 2015: Research development grants for Y-rated researchers
  • University of the Western Cape Senate Research funds (2017-2019)

Teaching and training

Oct 2005 – Oct 2006     University of Johannesburg – Introductory geology, mineralogy and economic geology to metallurgy students

UWC undergraduate:

1st years: ESC111 – geological field trips, mineralogy

2nd years: APG232 – geochemistry and mineralogy, APG233 – intermediate undergraduate field trip

3rd years: APG321 – igneous and metamorphic petrology, economic geology, APG322 – senior undergraduate geology field trip

UWC postgraduate:

Honours: APG721 – ore deposit modelling, African Geology, Advanced geology mapping and mine field trips; APG709 – Honours research project supervision

Student supervision

Master of Science (MSc):

Principal supervisor: 5 (graduated), 5 (current); Co-supervisor: 6 (graduated), 1 (current)

 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):

Principal supervisor: 2 (current, 1 completed); Co-supervisor: 1 (current)

 

Administrative duties and memberships

  • Member of the Geological Society of South Africa, 2007-2010, 2012-2019
  • Author of “Media Monitor” in Geobulletin, the quarterly magazine of the Geological Society of South Africa, early 1999 – end 2002.
  • University of the Western Cape representative on the committee of the Western Cape Branch of the Geological Society of South Africa: 2010-2019
  • Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG): 2013-2015

 

External and other academic activities

  • Visiting researcher, Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.), Australia, 30th July – 16th September 2004 and 4th – 24th November 2006.
  • Reviewed 19 articles published in such journals as Ore Geology Reviews, Precambrian Research, Economic Geology, Geoscience Frontiers, Lithos, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, and Chemical Geology
  • Examiner for eight Masters theses, two Masters mini-theses and one PhD thesis
  • External examiner for University of Cape Town (UCT) junior undergraduate Introduction to Earth Sciences examinations (GEO1009F) – 2018-2020; external examiner for senior undergraduate and Honours modules, Stellenbosch University – 2020
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