I am a geologist whose research is currently centered on lithium pegmatites. I am working to develop geochronological techniques (methods to determine how old things are) to help us better understand the distribution of these rocks through Earth's 4.6 billion year history, I also am working to understand various chemical and physical characteristics of the minerals in these pegmatites through several different methods.
My research training background was in geochronology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, and provenance analysis. Using these subfields of geology, I studied the past evolution of the Adelaide Superbasin (Flinders, Mount Lofty, and Barrier ranges) of South Australia and New South Wales.
Aside from a love of geology because of how it is allows us to read the history book of Earth and understand its ever changing, dynamic nature, I am an avid photographer, and a keen supporter of open science.