Prof. DAVIES Theophilus Clavell.

Department: Geology [Unit: Full professor, chartered geologist and environmental consultant ]
Faculty: Physical Sciences
Designation : Professor
Phone: +234 9066117189

Working Experience:


(1) Over forty years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, community engagement and graduate supervision in Medical Geology, Environmental Geology, Pure and Applied Geochemistry and Palaeontology (University of Sierra Leone); University of Wales, U.K.; Aachen University of Technology, Germany; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Zimbabwe, Moi University, Kenya; University of Jos, Nigeria; University of Venda, South Africa, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa and University of Nigeria

(2) (Former) Associate Editor of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists‟ Journal, „Environmental Geosciences‟ and „Journal of African Earth Sciences‟; Guest Editor for the Journal „Environmental Geochemistry and Health‟ and Journal of Geochemical Exploration‟; (Former) Member of the „Editorial Board of the Journal „African Geoscience Review‟; Served as Reviewer for „Journal of Hydrology‟, „Discovery and Innovation‟, „African Urban Quarterly‟, „Tanzanian Journal of Science‟, „African Journal of Science and Technology‟; „Geological Society of London; Former Editor-in-Chief of „Africa Environmental Review‟ (AER), etc.

(3) External Examiner, Department of Geology, University of Nairobi, 1996 to 2001, and 2013 to 2015; Department of Geology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 2000; Department of Geology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, in 2002; School of Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia in 2003; Department of Geology, Ahmadu Bello University in 2007; Department of Geology, University of Ghana, Legon in 2012;  University of Western Cape, South Africa, 2011 to present; Kumasi National University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2014/2015;  University of Venda, South Africa (2015), etc. EMPLOYMENT RECORD

● Visiting Professor, Department of Geology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2016 - present

● Research Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa, 2012 - 2015

● Professor of Environmental / Medical Geology, University of Venda, 2009 - 2012

● Professor of Environmental Geology, University of Jos, Nigeria, 2005 - 2009

● Professor of Environmental Geology, Moi University, Kenya, 2002 - 2005

● Associate Professor (Environmental Geology) Moi University, Kenya, 1995 - 2001

● Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geology, University of Zimbabwe, 1995

● Lecturer in Environmental Geology, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1989 - 1995

● Lecturer in Geology, University of Sierra Leone, 1977 - 1988

● Research Demonstrator in Igneous Petrology, Department of Geology, University College Swansea, University of Wales, U.K., 1974 - 1976

● Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Sierra Leone, 1973 - 1974 HONOURS AND AWARDS

 Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS), 1974

 DAAD Visiting Scientist, Institute of Mineralogy and Ore Deposits, Aachen University of Technology 1983

 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1986 - 1988

 DAAD Visiting Scientist, Department of Geology, University of Karlsruhe, 1992

 Elected Chartered Geologist (CGeol) of the Geological Society of London, 1994

 Nominated Fellow of the American Biographical Institute (FABI), 1994

 Visiting Scientist, Department of Geology, University of Hamburg, 1994

 Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Professor, University of Braunschweig, 1998

 Visiting Professor, GEOMAR, Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, University of Kiel, 2011

 Inducted into Maqui‟s „WHOs WHO in the World‟, 2011

 Visiting Professor, Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Aachen University of Technology, 2014

 Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) - Shell Petroleum 2014 Award: „In Recognition of Persistent and Consistent Contributions to the Development of Mining and Geosciences in Africa‟ (sic)

 Nominated Fellow, African Academy of Sciences, 2015

 Nominated Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2016 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ORGANISED (Sample only)

 East and Southern Africa Regional Workshop on Geomedicine, Nairobi, Kenya, 23 - 27 June, 1999

 Geoenvironmental Hazards and Disasters in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 - 03 July, 2002

 Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Major and Abandoned Mines in Sub- Saharan Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 - 12 November, 2011

 Quest for Pragmatic Solutions to Complex Environmental and Health Problems of Small Scale Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa, 27 - 30 June, 2012, Kumasi, Ghana

 UNESCO/SIDA Scoping Workshop on Environmental and Health Impacts of Active and Abandoned Mines in Sub- Saharan Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 – 30 January, 2013

 Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa Through Improvements in Mitigation and Rehabilitation Techniques, Yaounde, Cameroon, 25 - 29 June, 2013

 Addressing Environmental and Health Impacts of Active and Abandoned Mines in Sub- Saharan Africa, Prague, Czech Republic, 26 - 28 May, 2014

 “Organised Session” - „Urban Geochemistry and Pollution of African Megacities‟, Joint International Conference on Environment, Health, GIS and Agriculture, Galway, Ireland, 2016 COMMITTEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 Elected into the Governing Council and Board of Trustees, Geological Society of London, 1996 (Served till 2000)

 Founder and Chair of the East and Southern Africa Association of Medical Geology (ESAAMEG), 1999

 IUGS Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Management (GEM), 1990 - 2006

 Head, Department of Environmental Health, School of Environmental Studies, Moi University, Kenya, 2003

 Regional Councillor for Southern Africa, Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG), 2006 -

 Grants Committee, National Research Foundation of South Africa, Blue Skies Research Programme, 2011

 Adjudication Panel, National Research Foundation of South Africa, Community Engagement Research Programme: Indigenous Knowledge Systems and African Origins, 2013

 Co-cordinator, UNESCO/SIDA Project Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013

 Councillor for Geosciences, International Medical Geology Association (IMGA), 2011 - 2015

 Executive Committee, Mineralogical Society of South Africa (MINSA), 2014 -

 Scientific Committee, UNESCO International Centre for Global-Scale Geochemistry, 2016 - 2021 CONSULTANCY

 Messrs Texault and Co. Ltd. of Sierra Leone (waste management), 1984

 United States Geographical Expedition to West Africa (Late Precambrian Glacigenic Sediments), 1984

 Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (University Education of the Geologist in African Countries), 1984

 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Pedagogy, Environmental Geosciences), Yalta, CIS, 1992

 National Bank of Kenya (Gem deposits Prospecting, Tsavo National Park, Kenya), 1993

 Volkswagen Foundation of Germany (Project evaluation, Coltan Environmental

Management), Kigali, Rwanda, November, 2007

 Federal Republic of Nigeria Ministry of Science and Technology, Bauchi State

(National Landslide Mapping Programme), 2007

Area of Specialization
Conferences and Workshops
Membership of professional bodies
Publications (Articles and Journals)
Research archive
Research Interest