2004-2008: BSc hons Geosciences, University of St.Andrews
2008-2012: PhD Geochemistry, University of Southampton
2013-2018: Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Southampton
August 2018 - Present: Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
Fluid flow and active tectonics
Fault zone chemical alteration
Carbon cycling in active mountain belts
Deep Fault Drilling Project (ICDP) - Alpine Fault, New Zealand
Mineral carbonation in ultramafic rocks
Subduction zone volatile cycling and fluid flow
Mariana subduction zone: Serpentinite mud volcanoes - IODP Expedition 366
Oman Drilling Project (ICDP) - listvanites in the fossil mantle wedge
Tools that I use: field mapping; petrography; fluid inclusion microthermometry; stable and ragiogenic isotope geochemistry; trace and rare earth elements; FT-IR; Raman; Geochemical thermodynamic and kinetic modelling.
Currently focussing on analysing pore fluids and materials erupted from the Mariana mud volcanoes to characterise devolatilisation of the subducting slab beneath the Mariana forearc - IODP Expedition 366. Complementing this work on geochemical cycling at plate boundaries; I am analysing organic carbon in listvanites obtained from the fossil mantle wedge in Oman during the ICDP-funded Oman Drilling Project.
ICDP Deep Fault Drilling Project: collaborators in New Zealand, US, Japan, Germany, France
ICDP Oman Drilling Project
IODP Expedition 366: Mariana Convergent Margin & South Chamorro Seamount
1/6/2010: NIGFSC grant [IP-1187-0510] “Fluids and Thermal Structure of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand”, silicate stable isotope analyses (δD & δ18O) with Prof. Adrian Boyce at NERC facility, SUERC.
09/10/2015: Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute HEIF Research Collaboration Stimulus Fund 2015/2016, “Carbon capture through the mineral carbonation of basaltic beach sands” with Prof. Damon Teagle and Prof. Ian Sinclair.
30/01/2016: NIGFSC grant [IP-1601-1115] “The geochemical evolution of the Alpine Fault Zone”, silicate stable isotope analyses (δD & δ18O) with Prof. Adrian Boyce at NERC facility, SUERC.
25/12/2016: NERC UK IODP Phase 2 Moratorium Award [NE/P020909/1], “Characterising devolatilisation beneath the Mariana Forearc”, with Prof. Damon Teagle.
01/01/2019: Carnegie Research Incentive Grant [RIG008260], "How much carbon goes into the Earth's mantle, and how does it get there?".
GL3029: Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Characterisation - Course Coordinator
GL5041: Geoscience Research Skills and Data Analysis
GL2512: Introduction to Geology for Petroleum Engineers - Course Coordinator
GL4530: Geological Synthesis