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Present Position


I’ve raised £810,100 since joining St Andrews in May 2015. See my Research Page for a brief description of ongoing research projects.

  • PI Sloan Foundation, USA (via the Deep Carbon Observatory) ‘The Source, Speciation, and Sequestration of Deep Carbon (£7,600)
  • PI Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland ‘Earth’s Nitrogen Flux (ENFlux) (£9,788)
  • PI Royal Society Research Grant ‘New constraints on the volcanic history of Earth’s sibling planet, Venus’ (£15,000)
  • PI NERC Standard Grant (NE/PO12167/1) ‘The Nature of the Deep Nitrogen Cycle‘ (£525,959)
  • Co-I National Science Foundation, USA (EAR-1725315) ‘Nitrogen Transiting the Subduction and Redox Barrier’ (PI Dr Colin Jackson, Smithsonian Institute, USA) (£99,414)
  • The Deep Carbon Observatory (PI) – Host for the International Science Meeting, March 2017 (sub-award, £152,340)
  • Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship (PI) – (value ca. £200,000)
  • CASE Ph.D studentship from the EPSRC partnered with the Diamond Trading Company at UCL from 2008-2011 (value ca. £120,000).
  • Travel grants awarded over the last 5 years totaling ca. £30,000


  • Murchison Fund, Geological Society of London, 2017 (link)
  • UCL’s Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Best Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, 2010

Laboratory Management

  • The St Andrews geological material synthesis laboratory (link)

Employment History

Education (Higher)

Education (pre-university)

  • A-Levels (intensive), Kingston College, 2000-2001: Geology (C), Environmental Sciences (C)
  • High School, 1993-1998: Battersea Technology College (now Harris Academy Battersea): GCSE qualifications: Double Award Science (C,C), Mathematics (C), English Language (C), English Literature (D), Geography (D), Design and Technology (E)

Community roles

List of Invited Seminars

Since 2011 I have regularly invited to present seminars at International Conferences and Private Companies, and to deliver Public Lectures and University Seminars across the globe.

International Conferences

  1. Paris, France. Invited oral presentation, August 2017 (declined x2)
  2. Deep Carbon Observatory International Meeting. St Andrews, UK. Invited oral presentation March 2017
  3. UK Exoplanet Meeting. St Andrews, UK. Invited oral presentation, March 2017
  4. Yokohama, Japan. Invited oral presentation, June 2016 (declined x1)
  5. AGU, Invited oral presentation, December 2016 (declined x2)

Public Lectures

  1. The London Lecture Series, The Geological Society of London, UK, November 2017 (Public)
  2. The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, March 2017 (Public)

Private Industry

  1. Mineral Services Group, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, March 2013 (Private)
  2. Gemological Institute of America, London, UK, September 2011 (Private)

University Seminars

  1. School of Earth and Environment, The University of Leeds, November 2017
  2. Leicester Students’ Union Geology Society Seminar, The University of Leicester, November 2017
  3. The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, The University of Oslo, Norway, November 2016
  4. Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Cambridge, UK, June 2016
  5. The Department of Physical Sciences, the Open University, May 2015
  6. Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK, February 2014
  7. School of Geoscience, University of Edinburgh, UK, November 2013
  8. VU Amsterdam, Deep Earth Cluster Seminar, the Netherlands, August 2012
  9. Maryland Geochemistry seminar, The University of Maryland, USA, December 2011
  10. Astrobiology & Planetary Exploration seminar, UCL/Birkbeck, UK, September 2011

Workshop participation

  • ‘Synthesis planning workshop for the Deep Carbon Observatory’, University of Rhode Island, USA, October 2015
  • ‘Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Day’, LPI, Troy NY, USA, June 2014
  • ‘Carbide workshop’, UC Davis, California, USA, May 2014
  • ‘Underpinning Science for the Mining Life Cycle’, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, March 2014
  • ‘The next generation of deep carbon researchers’, Central American School of Geology, University of Costa Rica, San José, February 2014
  • ‘Diamonds, the mantle petrologists best friend’, Bressenone – Brixen, Italy, April 2011
  • ‘HP-HT mineral Physics: implications for geosciences’, Bressenone – Brixen, Italy 2008

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