Who I am and what I do

I am an innovative and ambitious PhD student with a growth focussed mindset. I have specialist skills in quantitative and geospatial data analysis, fieldwork, lab work and scientific communication.

As a scientist, I have gained invalubale experiences of project management, problem solving and inquisitive thinking.

During my research, I consistently challenge myself to develop my general and technical skillset so that I can apply my knowledge and expertise to variety of projects.

If you would like to know about my background, experience and previous projects that I have worked on, please scroll down.


From undergraduate to PhD,
Cardiff to Canada

Undergraduate and Masters, Cardiff University

I achieved a first class intergrated undergraduate and masters degree from Cardiff University. I also was awarded the PESGB YP and Eliahou Dangoor scholarships for my academic achievements.

Here, I learnt to use ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator to help me in my geological mapping disseration. For my mapping dissertation, I spent 30-days independenly mapping the L'Agly Massiff in the French Pyrenees.

For my masters thesis, I conducted research into mechanisms for gold mineralisation in Tanzania. For this study, I used quantitative and qualitative geochemistry and microscopy datasets to produce a conceptual model for gold formation.


Internation exchange year, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

For my third year of undergraduate, I continued my studies on an exchange year at UBC.

Here, I increased my independence, self-management skills and gained invaluable international awareness and experience.

Between my third and fourth year studies, I was a research assistant with the Mineral Deposits Research Unit (MDRU) for UBC. In this role, I was involved with multiple geochemical and geophysical studies throughout British Columbia.

This gave me experience of resource exploration, scientific research and managing private sector stakeholders.

Earth Science PhD, Durham University

Currently, I am a Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded doctoral student.

My research specialises in structural geology, where I investigate the tectonic development of mid-crustal faults with reference to Shetland in the UK. To achieve my research goals, I use fieldwork, laboratory analysis and microscopy to produce conceptual geological models. This has provided me with experience collecting and handling quantitative data, coding and project management.

During my PhD, I have developed my geospatial analytical skills by teaching myself novel digital mapping techniques, such as drone photogrammetry, Midland Valley's MOVE software and remote sensing.

I have presented my work at numerous conferences and demonstrated Earth Science teaching modules for undergraduates. I also organise the weekly departmental research group seminar, "Faultea". This has given me vast experience of communicating technical material to expert and non-expert audiences.