I am interested in the interactions between climate and biology across all spatial and temporal scales. In particular, I want to explore the use of deep-time records to anticipate the biotic impacts of anthropogenic climate change.
In 2018 I completed a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, with a project investigating ecological selectivity during Oceanic Anoxic Events.
In 2017 I spent 3 months at the University of Heidelberg, undertaking an internship as a research assist on a palaeoceanography project. I have also completed an internship, in 2018, at the Oxford University of Natural History (OUMNH), cataloguing geological collections.
I was employed as a tutor for 5-16 year olds prior to starting my DPhil.
Alongside my academic work, I am passionate about public engagement in research. I have volunteered at the university’s Museum of Natural History for over 3 years, and the Black Country UNESCO Geopark Project for over 12 months. In both organisations I have been involved in producing educational material for a breadth of age groups, and directly engaged with members of the public through numerous events.
Martin Birch Scholarship (2020)
St Edmund Hall Open Exhibition Award (2016, 17, 18)
DAAD RISE Scholarship (2017)