About me

fox glacier, new zealand | 2015

Geologist | Lecturer in Earth Science | Sedimentologist | Stratigrapher

I have spent my research career studying the life cycle of oceans. I am particularly interested in how and when oceans close and reconstructing ancient oceans from the remnants that are found on the Earth’s surface. In order to do this, I work on ancient and modern systems. This involves fieldwork in collision zones such as the Himalaya and Eastern Australia and ocean expeditions in modern ocean basins. Understanding how oceans change over time is crucial for studies in paleoceanography, geochemistry, climatology, tectonics and evolution.

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.