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Research interests

I obtained a First Class (Hons) degree in Geology, I went on to complete a NERC funded PhD in three years, at the University of Southampton. The thesis is entitled ‘The Roles of Aqueous Fluids in Crustal Processes at the inter and intra-crystalline levels’. Several international publications were forth coming, and I moved onto to secure two prestigious NERC Research Fellowships based at the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton, during which time, I participated in the highly prestigious multi-national Ocean Drilling Programme. From these works I continue to publish in leading international journals on a variety of scientific topics, and have collaborative ties with The National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton.

Since arriving at Brighton I have enjoyed considerable grant success, as principal investigator with Research Council, EEEC, DTI and Industry. This has enabled me to diversify my research interests. In more recent years my interests have evolved somewhat from ‘classical geology’, applied geochemistry investigations into electrokinetics and more recently towards carbonate mineral paragenesis and most recently vibrational spectroscopy and in particular near-infrared spectroscopy in relation to inorganic minerals.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising post graduate research students in the following areas: near and mid infrared spectroscopy in Earth and planetary sciences, sulfate, phosphate and carbonate mineralogy

Education/Academic qualification

University of Brighton

Award Date: 1 Feb 2001

PhD, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Feb 1992

Bachelor, University of Greenwich

Award Date: 1 Feb 1989

External positions

Fellow Geological Society of London


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