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Geochemistry and petrology are broad fields of study. I specialise in magmatic processes and planetary science.
My personal professional interests decipher the origin and evolution of habitable Earth through records of its construction as preserved among meteorites and interrogations of our home world's bulk composition. This research and scholarship draws on a range of element abundance systematics, high-precision stable (mass-dependent) and radiogenic isotope compositions, all integrated with mineralogical study tools. Such data is married with numerical and thermodynamic modelling so as to advance understanding of the behaviour of planetary melts and their crystallisation.
In particular my research interests and experience include studies of:
Additional areas of established and developing interest are represented among published works, contracted books concerning planetary science, and other ongoing projects.
I'm also passionate about inclusive education / teaching and training, as well as entertaining, creative outreach and fun, inspiring science communication for the public. Especially among school-aged children that could determine humanity's destiny.
I am happy to be contacted by the media to comment on important matters relating to planetary science and space exploration, and Earth's evolution and interior composition. I also take an interest in matters of diversity and inclusion in science.
Examples of accessible contributions to science communication include:
I come from humble beginnings and was the first member of my extended family to attend university to pursue any form of degree. It has been fun, and life-long learning is an enduring love. In becoming a planetary geologist my training and career has been multi-displinary and international, including:
As a writer and editor I remain connected with academia at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and SETI Institute, USA. I also serve as Co-Chair of the European Association of Geochemistry's energetic and empassioned Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Co-Chair, DEI Committee, European Association of Geochemistry
Affiliate Scientist, SETI Inst
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