I am particularly interested in the structural and metamorphic evolution of modern and ancient mountain belts, subducted lithosphere and supercontinents. My current research for my PhD is based in Zanskar Himalaya, NW India and concerns the evolution of the highest-grade metamorphic component of the Himalayas—the Greater Himalayan Sequence (GHS)—with implications for our understanding of how crustal deformation is accommodated in collision zones. The Himalaya is an unrivalled natural laboratory to investigate orogenic (mountain-building) processes involved in continental collision as it is one of the youngest, best exposed and most intensively studied mountain belts on Earth. To conduct this research I utilise a range of techniques including regional scale field mapping, petrography, thermobarometric modelling and geochronology. My work aims to construct a valid and field-tested model of how the continental crusts thickens, is buried and then exhumed during collisional orogenesis.