School of Health and Life Sciences

Stafford McKnight

Position Lecturer
Office Y236 (Y Building, Level 2, East Wing)
Phone +613 53279262

Research interests

  • Applications of x-ray diffraction analysis in mineralogy
  • Low grade metamorphism
  • Clay minerals associated with hydrothermal alteration
  • Transmission electron microscopy applications to mineralogy
  • Rare element pegmatites

Short biography

Joined the predecessor FedUni institution in 1976 as lecturer in geology after three years as demonstrator at the University of Newcastle. Two years secondment to the ceramics industry as research scientist 1995-1997.


  • B.Sc Hons (Newcastle)

Teaching areas

  • Mineralogy and petrology
  • Analytical techniques
  • Third year mapping field camp

Extended research profile