Research Interests


Brief History

I am currently a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Plymouth University and also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. My postdoctoral work is an investigation into the role of marine diagenesis of tephra on the carbon cycle using a range of organic, inorganic and physical parameters to measure and evaluate hypothesised effects. Prior to this I completed my PhD in the Centre for Research in Earth Sciences, Plymouth University in 2014, which involved reconciling marine and terrestrial records of a past hyperthermal event (PETM; ca 56 Ma) suggested to be the most likely analogue of the Cenozoic for rapid injection of carbon into the ocean-earth system. I obtained a first class BSc (Hons) in Analytical Chemistry from Plymouth University in 2009, during which I completed an honours project with Professor Simon Belt determining sea-ice extent throughout the Holocene in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago using a novel biomarker proxy, IP25.


Teaching and Learning

I will be mainly teaching organic chemistry and laboratory practicals.


Recent Publications


Research Income

Dates Funding Body and Project Amount
August 2013 British Mass Spectrometry Society
Travel to the 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG) 2013, Tenerife, Spain
£300
July 2013 Plymouth University Conference Fund
Conference fees for 25th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG) 2013, Interlaken, Switzerland
£200
December 2012 Geochemistry Group (speciality group of the Geological Society of London)
Travel to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Franciso, California, U.S.A.
£250
July 2011 The Society for Organic Petrology
Palynological sample preparation British Geological Survey (BGS), Nottingham, U.K.
$1,000
May 2011 Geochemistry Group (speciality group of the Geological Society of London)
Travel to Climate and Biota of the Early Paleogene 2011 conference, Salzburg, Austria
£200
March 2011 Centre for Research in Earth Sciences
Palynological sample preparation at British Geological Survey (BGS), Nottingham, U.K.
£300
February 2011 Centre for Research in Earth Sciences
Travel and subsistence at a Netherlands Bremen Oceanography Cooperation & European Graduate College of Marine Science organic biogeochemistry course, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), The Netherlands
£400
Total = ca £2,200


International & National Conference and Meeting Presentations



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