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Senior Lecturer in Earth System Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Hi! I am a Lecturer in Earth Science and contribute to both our Geography and Geology teaching programmes. I am also Admissions tutor for all the Geography, Geology and Archaeology programmes run out of Geography, Environment and Earth Science, so please get into contact if you have any questions – no matter how small or silly!

I joined Hull as a Research Fellow, part funded by the UK Research Councils. Before then I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). I did my PhD at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, subsequent to BSc and MSc degrees in Geology and Petroleum Geology at Imperial College, London.

My interests are rather broad, including past climate change, micropalaeontology, carbonate sedimentology and alkaline waste remediation. In all cases, I am interested in the processes causing change and forming products in these systems, and I like to approach them using theoretical and laboratory approaches to address problems identified in the field. Method development is therefore key to what I do, and I am particularly interested in developing physical modelling solutions to a range of geochemical problems from the fate of zinc contamination in upland streams in the UK to the growth and characteristics of carbonate deposits in the Mesozoic of the southern Atlantic.

Where I can, I bring my research into the classroom, enabling me to bring cutting-edge research into the lecture theatre. This is particularly true for my dissertation students, who can find themselves solving problems coming from anywhere from climate science, to metal pollution remediation to petroleum reservoir development. I’m also committed to teaching in the field – Geology and geography.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Earth System Science, University of Hull


  • 2004 
    University of Southampton, PhD