I am a 3rd year DPhil (PhD) DTP student specialising in structural and metamorphic geology. I am particularly interested in tectonic, metamorphic, thermal and mechanical processes associated with the evolution of mountain belts and specifically how metamorphic core complexes form and their relationship with continental extension. The focus of my DPhil is investigating the pre-extensional evolution of the Cycladic Islands in Southern Greece, a unique area that has experienced a switch in tectonic regime from compression to extension in the recent geological record. To conduct this research, I utilise a wide range of methods using field, lab, petrological and computational techniques from the Km scale to the scale of individual grains. Some examples include large scale geological mapping of several Greek islands (Naxos and Tinos) coupled with petrological observations, EMPA analyses, equilibrium phase modelling, LA-ICPMS U-Th-Pb geochronology, EBSD techniques and finite difference thermal modelling.