I have spent my research career studying convergent margin systems. For my PhD. research, I focused on reconstructing ancient oceans from the remnants that are found onland. This involved fieldwork in collision zones such as the Himalaya and Eastern Australia. Over the past few years, I have shifted to present day examples and have taken part in ocean expeditions and worked on convergent margin tectonics, seismicity and remote sensing projects, particularly in the SW Pacific. By better understanding present day tectonics, we can apply this knowledge to ancient examples in collision zones all around the world.
I am currently a research associate at the University of Ottawa. I am also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia. I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with a B.A. (Hons.) in Geology and from the University of Hong Kong in 2011 with a PhD.