I am a geobiologist: a scientist interested in the interactions between living things, rocks and sediments on Earth and other planets. Read more about my research here.
I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, with funding from the European Commission. I was previously a postdoctoral associate in the NASA-funded Briggs lab at Yale University, following a PhD in geology under the supervision of John Parnell in Aberdeen.
My work has been reported by the BBC, STV, The Times, Astronomy Now, New Scientist and other TV, radio, online and printed media. I am a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the Geological Society of London, and a member of the Palaeontological Association, the Geological Society of America, and the Astrobiology Society of Britain.
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