Dr Richard H. Flood

BSc (Hons) , PhD New England


Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Office : E7A 508
Phone : 61-(0)2-9850 8370
Fax : 61-(0)2-9850 8428
email : richard.flood@mq.edu.au

Dr Richard H. Flood
GEMOC, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Macquarie University NSW, 2109


Richard Flood is a Senior Lecturer within the ARC National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC) at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Fields of research

Dick's research interests include silicic plutonism, volcanism and crustal evolution in eastern Australia.

Dick teaches in first, second and third year units including:

  • GEOS112 The Planet Earth
  • GEOS 126 Marine Geoscience

  • GEOS 206 Marine Depositional Environments

  • GEOS 207 Field and Laboratory Studies in Geoscience

  • GEOS 226 Introduction to Field Geology


In 1998, Dick was awarded a Macquarie University Outstanding Teachers Award.


Recent Research Papers

FLOOD, R.H. and SHAW S.E. 2014. Microgranitoid enclaves in the felsic Looanga monzogranite, New England Batholith, Australia: pressure quench cumulates. Lithos, 198-199, p92-102.

GENSKE, F.S., FLOOD, R.H. and Lackie, M.A. 2011. Geophysical characterisation of a blind pluton emplaced within the Bundarra Suite S-type granites of the New England Batholith. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59, p435-446.

SHAW, S.E., FLOOD, R.H. and PEARSON, N.J. 2011. The New England Batholith of Eastern Australia: evidence of silicic magma mixing from zircon 176Hf/177Hf ratios. Lithos, 126, p115-126.

SHAW,S.E. and FLOOD, R.H. 2009. Zircon Hf isotopic evidence for mixing of crustal and silicic mantle-derived magmas in a zoned granite pluton, eastern Australia. Journal of Petrology,  50,  p147-168.


Recent Abstaract

FLOOD, R.H. and SHAW,S.E. 2006 Evidence that some microgranitoid enclaves are felsic magmacumulates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta v70, pA178.

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