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, modern analytical techniques and collaboration with colleagues around the world.
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. I do this through school visits, public talks, social media (links below) and YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0PmbdI2FaKqAfugdViw9zQ?view_as=subscriber