Palaeontologist/geologist in Department of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences, University of Hull. Main research interests focus on animal-sediment interactions in marine environments, and the environmental conditions under which sedimentary rocks form. Currently studying the effects of burrowing animals on the properties of sedimentary rocks, how climate change affects these processes, and the environmental impacts associated with fracking for shale gas.
Previously held postdoctoral research posts in Earth Sciences at Durham University, Memorial University of Newfoundand and University of Aberdeen, Completed Ph.D. on Palaeozoic palaeontology at University of Birmingham, and B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Geology & Physical Geography at University of Liverpool. Geology Teaching Fellow in Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York; freelance sports and natural history writer.