Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in GIS and Archaeology
Telephone +44 (0)2890 973448
Email w.megarry@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • The archaeology of islands and Islandscapes;
  • Geospatial technologies – GIS and Remote Sensing;
  • Climate change and cultural heritage;
  • Heritage and World Heritage Management

Recent Key Papers

  • Cooney, G., Megarry, W., Markham, M., Gilhooly, B., O’Neill, B., Gaffrey, J., Sands, R., Nyland, A., Ballin, T B, Murray, J. and Sheridan, J A. (2019) Tangled up in blue: the role of riebeckite felsite in Neolithic Shetland. In: Mining and quarrying in Neolithic Europe: A social perspective. Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers (16). Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 49-65.
  • Megarry, W.; Graham, C.; Gilhooly, B.; O’Neill, B.; Sands, R.; Nyland, A.; Cooney, G. (2018) Debitage and Drones: Classifying and Characterising Neolithic Stone Tool Production in the Shetland Islands Using High Resolution Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery. Drones 2, 12.
  • Megarry, W. P., Davenport, B. A., & Comer, D. C. (2017). Emerging Applications of LiDAR / Airborne Laser Scanning in the Management of World Heritage Sites. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites,

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Landscapes of Production: Exploring the Palaeaoenvironmental Context of Stone Tool Quarrying, Manufacture, Use and Deposition on Neolithic Shetland