I’ve been excited by Geology since my childhood, as expected growing up in Cumbria, in the North of England. It was my favourite A level subject and I quickly decided to study Geology at Degree level. I was accepted into Worcester College, Oxford and matriculated 2010.
I loved the research project aspect of the MEarthSci degree (and got a first class award for it), and a PhD seemed an excellent next step.
I stayed at Oxford for my DPhil, starting in 2014, on an STFC funded PhD studentship. I am working on the stable isotope fractionation of Nickel in planetary materials, with my supervisors; Prof Alex Halliday, and Dr Jane Barling. My research uses ion exchange column chemistry in the Clean Suite, and analysis of samples on Nu Multi-Collector Mass Spectrometers.