Reader in Planetary Science and Exploration, The Open University

I am a Reader in Planetary Science and Exploration in the Department of Physical Sciences at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. My current research interests are in understanding past and present physical and chemical processes on Earth, Mars and the Moon. To achieve this goal, I use a range of modern analytical techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Collaboration with a number of colleagues from inside as well as outside the UK defines the depth and breadth of the multi-disciplinary nature of our research projects.


  • 2014–present
    Reader in Planetary Science and Exploration, Open University
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer in Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University
  • 2005–2010
    RCUK Academic Fellow, Open University
  • 2004–2005
    Post Doctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, London
  • 2001–2004
    Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Tennessee

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Secular evolution of water in the lunar mantle
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Science and Technology Facilities Council