CV

This page contains a summary of my curriculum vitae as of 13 August 2018

Education

2010–2014 – PhD Igneous Petrology, University of Cambridge, awarded with minor corrections

2009–2010 – MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, First-class honours

2006–2009 – BA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, First-class honours

Positions

2017–presentDFG-funded Research Scientist, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Mineralogie

2015–2017 – Humboldt Research Fellow, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Mineralogie: ‘Interpreting the crystal record of Icelandic magmatism: An experimental approach’. Host: F. Holtz

2014–2015 – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge jointly with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and other academic and industrial partners: ‘Development of concepts and methodologies for the remote mapping of rare earth element-mineralised carbonatites’. Advisors: T. Riley (BAS) and S. Gibson (Cambridge)

2010–2014 – NERC-funded PhD candidate, University of Cambridge: ‘Magmatic processes in the Eastern Volcanic Zone of Iceland’. Supervisors: J. Maclennan (Cambridge), M. Edmonds (Cambridge) and T. Thordarson (Edinburgh/Iceland)

Career breaks

2015 – Two months: German Language Course, Goethe Institut, Göttingen (04.05.2015–26.06.2015)

2017–2018 – Two months: Parental leave (21.11.2017–20.01.2018)

Current research topics

Mantle heterogeneity and primary melt compositions

Basalt phase equilibria and magma mixing

Magma reservoirs and crystal mushes

Mechanisms of crust formation (ICDP Oman Drilling Project)

Pre-eruptive magma storage conditions in volcanic systems

Behaviour of magmatic volatiles (olivine- and plagioclase-hosted inclusions)

Eruption and magma reservoir dynamics of peralkaline rhyolite

Grants & funding

As PI

2018 – German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Grant (Co-PI with J. Koepke and D. Garbe-Schönberg), €204,562: ‘Understanding axial melt lens dynamics and lower crust accretion at fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges: New insights from drill cores obtained by the ICDP Oman Drilling Project’

2017 – German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Grant (sole PI), €306,620: ‘Unravelling disequilibrium in basaltic crystal cargoes: An experimental and petrological study of mixing in primitive Icelandic magmas

2017 – German Research Foundation (DFG) Core Facility Grant at Bayerisches Geoinstitut, €1,600 FEC: ‘Interpreting the crystal record of basaltic magmatism: An experimental approach’

2014 – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: €82,800. Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: ‘Interpreting the crystal record of Icelandic magmatism: An experimental approach’

2014 – Geological Society of London Research Grant, Elspeth Matthews Fund: £2,000. Principle Investigator: ‘Crystal and volatile transfer in pantelleritic magma reservoirs’

2013 – NERC Ion Microprobe Facility Award: £12,500 FEC. Principal Investigator (fronted by collaborator J. Maclennan): ‘Driving large explosive basaltic eruptions in Iceland: Records of magmatic evolution and degassing from the widespread 10 ka Saksunarvatn tephra’

2012 – NERC Ion Microprobe Facility Award: £20,000 FEC. Principal Investigator (fronted by supervisor J. Maclennan): ‘Skuggafjöll: A window into deep crystallisation, degassing and mixing in the Eastern Volcanic Zone of Iceland’

Awards

2015 – Best poster ASPRS 2015

2009 – John Reekie Mapping Prize, University of Cambridge

2008 – Mineralogical Society Student Prize

Invited presentations

Conferences

2016 – Goldschmidt, Yokohama, Japan: ‘Magma plumbing systems in the Eastern Volcanic Zone of Iceland’

2016 – Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) Geochemistry Workshop, Brussels, Belgium: ‘Phenocrysts, xenocrysts, antecrysts and macrocrysts: Mush disaggregation in basaltic systems’

Institutional

2018 – University of Manchester, Manchester, UK: ‘Basalt evolution and storage: an experimental re-evaluation’

2017 – Forschungsinitiative FI:GEO, Hannover, Germany: ‘Magma storage and mobilisation before Icelandic rift zone eruptions’

2017 – University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland: ‘A new clinopyroxene-liquid barometer, and implications for magma storage pressures under Icelandic rift zones’

2016 – Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth, Germany: ‘Estimating Icelandic magma reservoir depths: Challenges and possible solutions’

2015 – University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland: ‘Crystal storage and transfer in basaltic systems: The Skuggafjöll eruption, Iceland’

Teaching experience

Undergraduate

2011–present – Field leader on trips to Cornwall, Sedbergh, the Isle of Skye and the Eifel.

2011–present – Laboratory leader and demonstrator for 2nd, 3nd and 4th-year undergraduates including specialist courses on optical microscopy, volcanology, subduction zones, mantle petrology, volatile-rich small-fraction melts and basaltic magmatism in Iceland

2011–2015 – Small group teaching of 2nd, 3nd and 4th-year undergraduates in microscopy, petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, structural geology and geological maps.

Student supervison & co-supervision

2017–present – PhD, Leibniz Universität Hannover: ): ‘Understanding axial melt lens dynamics and lower crust accretion at fast-spreading mid- ocean ridges: new insights from drill cores obtained by the ICDP Oman Drilling Project’ (with J. Koepke and D. Garbe-Schönberg)

2017–present – PhD, Leibniz Universität Hannover: ‘Using basaltic crystal mushes to understand the mechanisms of crust formation and the deep structure of basaltic volcanoes’ (with O. Namur)

2014–present – PhD, University of Cambridge: ‘Timescales of crystal storage, melt mixing and degassing in the Bárðarbunga system’ (with J. Maclennan)

2016–2017 – MSc, Leibniz Universität Hannover: ‘The effects of fO2 and sector zone development on clinopyroxene-liquid equilibria’

2015–2016 – BSc, Leibniz Universität Hannover: ‘Estimating the depth of the Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun eruption (2014–2015) magma chamber based on natural samples’

2013–2014 – MSci, University of Cambridge: ‘Volcanic eruption dynamics of pantellerite magmas’ (with M. Edmonds)

Organisation of scientific meetings

2017–present – Co-convenor of GeoBonn2018 session: ‘Dynamics of magmatic and volcanic processes’

2016–2017 – Co-convenor of IAVCEI2017 session: ‘Using geochronology and quantitative petrology to understand the P-T-t-X evolution of magmatic systems leading up to volcanic eruptions’

Professional service

2015–present – Proposal reviewer for: National Science Foundation Petrology and Geochemistry Program (USA); Rannís (Icelandic Research Fund)

2014–present – Manuscript reviewer for: American Mineralogist; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Frontiers in Earth Sciences; Geology; Geophysical Research Letters; Journal of Petrology; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research; Nature Communications

Administration

2015–present – Manager of an internally heated pressure vessel at the Leibniz Universität Hannover

2012–2014 – Earth Sciences IT Strategy Committee, University of Cambridge

2012–2014 – Co-convener of the Cambridge Volcanology Group

2009–2010 – President of the University of Cambridge Geological Society (Sedgwick Club)

2007–2009 – Earth Sciences Teaching Liaison Committee, University of Cambridge