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Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology, University of Leicester

I am particularly interested in the evolution of life as interpreted from the fossil record. This work includes understanding the processes that result in the preservation of soft bodied fossils in deposits such as the Cambrian Chengjiang and Burgess Shales and the Ordovician Soom Shale. I am interested in early vertebrate evolution and this research involves experimental taphonomy and interpreting highly-controversial stem-vertebrate fossils. More recently I have started to investigate the detailed textural and chemical make-up of mudrocks that host Lagerstätten and shale gas.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology, Leicester University