Academic Experience


PhD Earth Sciences

University of Glasgow, UK

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

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

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.

Academic writing, presentation skills and knowledge dissemination.

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


Graduate School Student Liaison Committee, Science and Engineering (SUERC Representative).

Equality and Diversity Committee, Geographical and Earth Sciences (PGR Sub-Committee).

MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change

University of Sheffield, UK

Research-intense 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.


Polar and Alpine Change Award for Excellence

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.


BP Award for Natural Sciences, BSc Natural Sciences Prize and Natural Sciences Prize in 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 DofE Gold Award during my final year.