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Key Research Interests

I moved to UEA in 2009 with a strong interest in interdisciplinary environmental research. My PhD was in coastal biogeochemistry: I investigated the impact of temperate and tropical seaweed species on local and global atmospheric chemistry. As part of this work I contributed to the EU SHIVA project. My research was split equally between the Marine Trace Gas Biology Laboratory and the Atmospheric Trace Gas Laboratory at UEA - and I continue to keep a foot (or at least a lab book!) in each camp to this day. 

After my PhD I moved to the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, Mainz, where I worked on the CARIBIC project. I analysed upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) trace gas data. I have a strong interest in anthropogenic and biogenic halocarbons in this region, and throughout the atmosphere. 

During my PhD I was heavily involved in science outreach work and in 2014 I left my postdoctoral position to pursue a teaching qualification as a Royal Society of Chemistry Teaching Scholar. During this time I continued my involvement in research - publishing papers, assisting with PhD students and presenting my research internationally.

In December 2015 I returned to science - firstly working for the University of York during an Antarctic summer research season and then back to UEA to work on the EXC3ITE project ('Exploring stratospheric Composition, Chemistry and Circulation with Innovative TEchniques') - an ERC funded project headed by Johannes Laube. As part of the ERC project I designed, tested and built a number of AirCores, novel stratospheric air samplers designed to reduce the cost and increase the frequency of stratospheric sampling events.

My expertise is in the field sampling and laboratory analysis of halocarbon samples in air and seawater – a task I have carried out in Antarctica, Malaysia and the UK. I retain strong ties to the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, where I conducted some of my PhD research and assisted with the set up of their own analytical system for halocarbon analysis.


I'm a lecturer in the Faculty of Science specialising in the Personal and Professional Development of our Science Postgraduate Research (PGR, mainly PhD but also research masters) Students.

I hold a BSc in Environmental Science (University of Leeds, 2009); a PhD in Environmental Science (UEA, 2013) and a PGCE(M) Secondary Science (UEA, 2015). I held a Royal Socity of Chemistry Teaching Scholarship in 2014/15.I am currently studing for UEA's MA in Higher Education Practice. You can see some recent work I did for this published here (p.12).

  Prior to my current role I was a Atmospheric Chemistry researcher. The 'research' tab lists my experience in this field and you can find my Google Scholar profile here; some nice press associated with work I did or co-authored can be found here, here and here and my PhD thesis here. I also carry out freelance and consultancy scientific work. Recently completed projects can be found here.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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