Alcott is a PhD student based in the Earth Surface Science Institute at the University of Leeds. He previously graduated with a Masters in Geoscience in the subjects of Geology with Physics. His research focuses on the interplay between the Earth system and the biosphere over the Great Oxygenation Event.
His key interests lie within the relationships between the Earth system and the biosphere. Linking the controls on the evolution of organisms and the Earth as a whole through time by applying modern and ancient analogues to a variety of environments. Primarily what the dynamics are which manage both realms and how they each play their own part.