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Academic Experience

My Education: Education

PhD Earth Sciences

University of Glasgow, UK

Thesis entitled "A High-Resolution Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction from Lake Suigetsu, Japan"

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2068-4836

High level of knowledge in climate science and excellent comprehension of literature.

Experience managing a large team of collaborators, encouraging teamwork and open channels of communication.

Excellent academic writing, presentation skills and knowledge dissemination.

Experience managing a significant 3.5 year project including financial, logistical and technical aspects.

A PGCert in Environmental Methods reflecting the broad range of training undertaken during the PhD.

Awards

UofG Science Slam V8 (Runner Up)

British Geological Survey BUFI Science Festival, BGS Staff Poster Competition (Runner Up)

British Organic Geochemistry Society Conference, Student Flash Talk Competition (Runner Up)

University of Glasgow Rewarding Contribution Award 2021

College of Science and Engineering Student Culture Award 2022

Publications

Rex, C.L., Staff, R.A., Sanderson, D.C.W., Cresswell, A.J., Marshall, M.H., Hyodo, M., Horiuchi, D., Tada, R. and Nakagawa, T. (2022) ‘Controls on luminescence signals in lake sediment cores: A study from Lake Suigetsu, Japan’, Quaternary Geochronology, 71, article 101319.

Rex, C.L., Tyler, J.J., Nagaya, K., Staff, R.A., Leng, M.J., Yamada, K., Kitaba, I., Kitagawa, J., Kojima, H. and Nakagawa, T. (2024). The contemporary stable isotope hydrology of Lake Suigetsu and surrounding catchment (Japan) and its implications for sediment-derived palaeoclimate records. Quaternary Science Advances, 13, article 100145.

Committees

Science and Engineering Graduate School Board 

Science and Engineering Graduate School Student Liason Committee 

Geographical and Earth Sciences Equality and Diversity Committee

Public Engagement

Fukui Prefectural Varve Museum Special Exhibition (Summer 2023)

Fukui Prefectural Varve Museum Tour (Sep 2022)

United Nations COP26 (Volunteer) (Nov 2021)

University of Glasgow Science Slam (Jun 2021)
Fukui Prefectural Varve Museum Outreach Event (Jan 2020)
Birmingham Museums Twitter Takeover (Dec 2020)

Memberships

Quaternary Research Association (QRA)

Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) 

Conference Presentations

Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting (Jan 2020) 
Poster Presentation entitled "Tracing State Shifts in the Cheshire Basin over the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle"


Lake Suigetsu Varves Discussion Meeting (Jan 2020)
Oral Presentation entitled "Tracing State Shifts in the Cheshire Basin over the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle"


This UofG PhD Life (Jan 2021)
Oral Presentation entitled "Lab and Field: Data Collection Pre- and Post- Pandemic"


British Geological Survey BUFI Science Festival (Jun 2021)
Poster Presentation and Flash Talk entitled "Examining East Asian Winter Monsoon Intensity at Lake Suigetsu, Japan"


University of Glasgow LEADS Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (Jun 2021)
Oral Presentation entitled "Community and the Pandemic PhD: Reaching Researchers During Lockdown"


UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) Annual Conference (Jul 2021)
Workshop entitled "PGR Interns: Researcher Development's Secret Weapon in the Year of the Pandemic PhD"


British Organic Geochemistry Society Conference (Jul 2021)
Flash Talk entitled "Examining East Asian Summer Monsoon Intensity at Lake Suigetsu, Japan"


16th International Luminesence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference (LED2021) (Sep 2021)
Oral Presentation entitled "Controls on luminescence signals in lake sediment cores: a study from Lake Suigetsu, Japan"


This UofG PhD Life (Oct 2021)
Oral Presentation entitled "Organisation and Time Management During Your PhD"


IAPETUS2 DTP Student Conference (Nov 2021)

Poster Presentation entitled "Examining East Asian Winter Monsoon Intensity at Lake Suigetsu, Japan"


2022 International Research Conference on Suigetsu Varves

Oral Presentation entitled "Analytical results from modern water isotope monitoring of the Mikata-goko catchment, Japan"


2022 SUERC Student Conference

Oral Presentation entitled "A High-Resolution Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction from Lake Suigetsu, Japan" 

Grants

School of Geographical and Earth Science conference support grant

British Geological Survey British Universities Funding Intiative student support grant

National Environment Isotope Facilty Panel C support for diatom oxygen analysis from Lake Suigetsu

Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society postgraduate support scheme grant

Daiwa Foundation Award (Named PhD Student)

QRA New Research Workers' Award

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences equipment support grant

Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society small grants scheme

MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change

University of Sheffield, UK

Research-focussed masters covering all aspects of cold regions science.

Dissertation on rapid climate change at Arclid, Cheshire, with particular focus on developing a chronology for the site using luminescence dating.

Experience in project management, coordinating visits to a commercial site for scientific investigation and independent thinking.


Awards

Polar and Alpine Change Award for Excellence

Publications

Rex, C.L., Bateman, M.D., Buckland, P.C., Panagiotakopulu, E., Livingstone, S.J., Hardiman, M. and Eddey, L. (2023) ‘A revision of the British chronostratigraphy within the last glacial-interglacial cycle based on new evidence from Arclid, Cheshire UK’, Quaternary Science Reviews, 299, article 107882. 

Conferences

Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting (Jan 2019)
Delegate

BSc Natural Sciences

College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University, UK

Joint honours track Natural Sciences degree in Chemistry and Earth Sciences.

Gathering a range of knowledge in pure and experimental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology and Geophysics.

Final year specialism in Holocene Climate Change and a link to volcanic eruptions.


Awards

BP Award for Natural Sciences

BSc Natural Sciences Prize

Natural Sciences Prize in Earth Science


Committees

Earth Science Department Conference Organising Committee (Member)

Instep Dance Society (President)

College Welfare Committee, College of St Hild and St Bede (Counsellor)

Secondary Education

Bedford Modern School

A Levels in Chemistry (A*), Maths (A*) and Geography (A*) and an AS Level in Physics (A).

During my time at Bedford Modern I was Head Girl, Senior Cadet and Captain of the 1st XI Hockey Team. I also earned my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award during my final year.

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