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Present Position

Employment History (Postdoc)

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)

Grants awarded

  • NERC Standard Grant (PI) 2017-2020 (NE/PO12167/1) ‘The Nature of the Deep Nitrogen Cycle‘ (value £525,959)
  • The Deep Carbon Observatory (sub-award, $206,388)
  • Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship (value ca. £200,000)
  • CASE Ph.D studentship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council industrial with Diamond Trading Company (DTC) at UCL from 2008-2011 (value ca. £120,000).
  • Travel grants awarded over the last 5 years totaling ca. £20,600


  • 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)

 List of Invited Seminars

  1. Departmental Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Leicester, 2017
  2. Departmental Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Leeds, 2017
  3. London Lecture Series, The Geological Society of London, 2017
  4. Public Lecture, The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, 2017
  5. Departmental Seminar, The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, The University of Oslo, Norway, 2016
  6. Departmental Seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Cambridge, UK, 2016
  7. Departmental Seminar, The Department of Physical Sciences, the Open University, 2015
  8. Departmental Seminar, Kingston University, Department of Earth Sciences, UK, 2014
  9. Departmental Seminar, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK, 2014
  10. Departmental Seminar, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, UK, 2013
  11. Departmental Seminar, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2013
  12. Departmental Seminar, Durham University, UK, 2013
  13. Mineral Services Group, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, 2013
  14. Deep Earth Cluster Seminar, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2012
  15. Geochemistry Seminar, Maryland Geochemistry seminar, USA, 2011
  16. Gemological Institute of America, London, UK, 2011
  17. Astrobiology & Planetary Exploration seminar, UCL, UK, 2011
  18. Petrology Group Seminar, Bristol University, UK, 2010

Community roles

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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