Jamie Quinn

Jamie Quinn

Technician (Cartographer)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Cartographer within the GeoMapping Unit

My main role is to produce maps and diagrams for academic staff in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Commonly these are for publications in papers and textbooks, but also for student fieldtrip handouts and other teaching materials. I teach basic mapping skills to Geographers and Geologists (see Teaching tab), and help out on fieldwork as and when required. The graphic design element of my role contributes to the School in marketing materials, and I keep the School's Image archive up to date. The School's image archive can be found here:


2017: Achieved the status of 'Associate Fellow' of the Higher Education Academy. (Ref: PR138567)

Sept 2003 - Present

Cartographer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth

Sept 2001 - 2003: 

Cartographer, Department of Geography, University College London

1996 - 2000

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography

Cranfield University at Silsoe, Bedfordshire

Professional membership

From 2000 to Present; Member of the Society of Cartographers

Roles on external bodies

Treasurer and Bulletin Subscriptions Manager for the Society of Cartographers



Teaching interests

I teach mapping skills using Adobe Illustrator software to final year Geologists (GEOL3001) and first year Geographers (GGH1202/GGP1207). I have taught one-off sessions on Poster Design and Graphic Design. 

In addition to my cartographic input, I have helped out on various Geography and Environmental Science fieldtrips. In recent years, residential trips have been to Western Australia, Brittany, Belize, the Pacific North West of the USA and Western Ireland. My role on these trips is mostly as a driver, photographer, IT technician and a general helper looking after the equipment and making sure the trip runs smoothly.