Researcher in Geochemistry, Southern Cross University

I am a geochemist, interested in predicting the effects of climate and environmental change on the biogeochemical cycling, and environmental distribution, of trace metals with important health impacts. My work focusses on the molecular-level relationships between metals and mineral surfaces, and makes use of the facilities at the Australian Synchrotron (X-rays) and The Bragg Institute (neutrons) to study changes in mineral particle size, shape and structure, as well as the nature of the chemical bonds formed between soil mineral particles and contaminant metals.

Prior to my role at Southern Cross University, I worked in industry, on projects aimed at improving the efficiency and sustainability of the chemical processing circuits of Australia's mining industry.

Please note that my views are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of Southern Cross University.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Research associate & Lecturer, Southern Cross University
  • 2011–2014
    Postdoctoral research associate, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Southampton, UK, PhD Geochemistry
  • 2006 
    University of Bristol, UK, MSci Chemical Physics