I am a glacial stratigrapher and paleoclimatologist with expertise in microfossil analysis. My research primarily focuses on the evolution of Earth’s climate system over the past 40 million years in the mid to high southern latitudes. I have developed strong collaborations with numerical climate and ice sheet modellers and work to integrate paleoenvironmental data with model simulations to improve our understanding of the processes that control and drive environmental change. I have extensive experience in scientific drilling and have lead major projects in Antarctica (ANDRILL, Friis Hills) and New Zealand (Lake Ohau).
My current interests include sea-level rise impacts on New Zealand’s coastal systems. I have a passion for teaching and science communication and have developed field and classroom-based education programmes and have experience with documentary films and exhibitions. I hope to develop these outreach efforts to help young New Zealanders engage in climate change issues and solutions.