I am an environmental biogeochemist, and am broadly interested in carbon transport and sequestration and how this is influenced by humans and climate change.
In 2017 I started a Research Assistant post at the University of Edinburgh working on the NERC funded Changing Arctic Ocean programme and participated in two research cruises: JR16006 in the Barents Sea and JR17005 in the Fram Strait. My main focus was on carbon concentrations and isotopes. I completed my MSc in Environmental Protection and Management at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, and focussed my research on dissolved inorganic carbon cycling in the Arctic Ocean. I then moved to the University of St. Andrews in 2018 to complete a Research Assistant position researching tropical coral chemistry. I specifically investigated; how calcification media chemistry and skeletal organic materials affect aragonite crystallisation and overall biomineralization.
I am currently a PhD candidate, funded by NERC Iapetus, working on a ‘Source to Sea’ project: researching the transport of carbon from areas of afforestation/deforestation to coastal waters, and the influence of iron geochemistry on the preservation and sequestration of this carbon.
I have experience and interest in science communication to a variety of audiences.