I am a PhD research student at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. I’m English and before I came to Aberdeen I read Earth Sciences at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford ( I graduated in 2010). I am a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a STEM Ambassador (this means I can be booked for UK school visits to talk about science.)

This website is a place for me to chat/rant about things that interest me, and to share my creative and academic work with people who are interested. My research is mostly to do with methane and microbes on Mars. I also apply a geological perspective to problems like the origin of life and the distribution of life in the universe (my academic CV will be up here soon). Science is part of philosophy and I’m interested in the rest of philosophy, too.

I’m also using this site to practise the awkward and distasteful art of self-promotion because eventually I want to write some books. It’s going online earlier than planned because I’ve had a little press attention for my work and I want people who search for my name to find it…

Thanks for dropping by,


One thought on “Hello, world.

  1. Yay! Now I can promote you! My promoting you isn’t awkward or distasteful…someone else “tooting the horn” for you isn’t the same as self-promotion. 🙂 Cheers, D.

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