My research interests are Precambrian sedimentology, palaeoenvironments, stratigraphy and palaeontology. In particular the links between environmental and biological change in deep time. My current researches is focused at understanding palaeoenvironmental change 1.4 billion years ago during the Mesoproterozoic. By examining sediments from Northern Australia and other palaeocontinents, I am attempting to build a complete picture of Earth’s surface environments during the rise, and first diversification of eukaryotes. This is achieved through a combination of traditional petrography and modern analytical techniques and collaboration with colleagues around the world.
My previous work was examining environmental change during the Early Jurassic of North Yorkshire, the effects these changes had on marine life and what those effects can teach us about modern climate change.
I actively engage in outreach and am particularly interested in working with those who might not consider further education or usually have access to Earth Sciences or higher education.