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Trevor Palmer

Trevor Palmer, British biologist, educator. Fellow Institute Biology (branch committee since 1990), Institute biomedical Science (associate); member Institute Interdisciplinary Science (research associate)., Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (editorial consultant, member council since 1986, chairman since 1995).

Background

  • Palmer, Trevor was born on November 19, 1944 in Wombwell, Barnsley, England. Son of Harold and Edith (Timmins) Palmer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Cambridge University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1973.

    Career

    • Biochemist Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London, 1966-1974. Lecturer in biochemistry Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, England, 1974-1978, senior lecturer England, 1978-1984, principal lecturer England, 1984-1987. Head department life science Nottingham Trent University formerly Trent Polytechnic, since 1987, dean faculty science and mathematics, since 1992, senior dean, since 1998.

      Member executive committee heads biological science, 1991-1995, member executive committee deans science, since 1997.

    Works

    • Controversy Catastrophism and Evolution: The Ongoing Debate
    • In Controversy, Trevor Palmer fully documents how traditional gradualistic views of biological and geographic evolution are giving way to a catastrophism that credits cataclysmic events, such as meteorite impacts, for the rapid bursts and abrupt transitions observed in the fossil record.
    • Controversy Catastrophism and Evolution: The Ongoing Debate
    • In Controversy, Trevor Palmer fully documents how traditional gradualistic views of biological and geographic evolution are giving way to a catastrophism that credits cataclysmic events, such as meteorite impacts, for the rapid bursts and abrupt transitions observed in the fossil record.
    • Author: Understanding Enzymes, 4 editions, 1981, 85, 91, 94, Principles of Enzymology for Technological Applications, 1993, Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution, 1993, Controversy--Catastrophism and Evolution, 1999.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute Biology (branch committee since 1990), Institute biomedical Science (associate). Member Institute Interdisciplinary Science (research associate)., Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (editorial consultant, member council since 1986, chairman since 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sport, classical music, literature, action films.

    Connections

    • Married Janice Hayhurst, July 24, 1976. Children: James, Caroline.
    • father: Harold Palmer
    • mother: Edith (Timmins) Palmer
    • spouse: Janice Hayhurst
    • children: James Palmer
    • Caroline Palmer
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    Born November 19, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Cambridge University
    • 1973
      London University
    • 1966 - 1974
      Biochemist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1974 - 1978
      lecturer, in biochemistry Trent Polytechnic
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1987
      head, department life science Nottingham Trent University formerly Trent Polytechnic
    • 1992
      head, department life science Nottingham Trent University formerly Trent Polytechnic
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