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.

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)

Committees

Science and Engineering Graduate School Board 

Science and Engineering Graduate School Student Liason Committee 

Equality and Diversity Committee,

Geographical and Earth Sciences Equality and Diversity Committee

Public Engagement

University of Glasgow Science Slam (Jun 2021)- Oral Presentation entitled "Monsoons in Japan- sum-mer rainy and winter's snow joke"
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"

2022 International Research Conference on Suigetsu Varves

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

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.


Awards

Polar and Alpine Change Award for Excellence

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 and Natural Sciences Prize in Earth Science.


Committees

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.