Informal Coordinator, Geology with Planetary Science Programmes.
Head of Group, Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry.
Deputy Head of School.
Teaching Responsibilities, 2016-2017
•Nucleosynthesis and the Origin of the Solar System.
•Planetary Science Field Course to the Ries Impact Structure.
•Topics in Planetary Science for MEarthSci Students.
•First Year Tutorials.
•Coordinator, BSc Planetary Science Projects.
•Coordinator, Article in Planetary Science
Making an Appointment (for Students)
If you would like to arrange to see me to discuss coursework, you can see my potential availability at this link...
After a BSc. in Physics (Sheffield) I completed a PhD entitled "Development of Techniques of Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Xenon from Meteorites" (again, Sheffield, supervisor, Prof. G. Turmer). I moved to Manchester to take up a postdoctoral research position, and continued working on the same instrument. In 1994 I was awarded a University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society, and joined the academic staff in 2002. I developed and still informally run the degree programmes in Geology with Planetary Science.
As part of our Earth & Solar System outreach team I am happy to give talks on my research and other planetary science topics to interested groups - please contact me at the email address above for engagements after May 2015. Forthcoming lectures and other events include.
Our research group can also provide speakers and activities for schools and science festivals, and support schools in using the STFC Moon and Meteorite Sample Loan Scheme (we were scientific advisers for the recent production of new support materials). Please contact me for details.
You may also be interested in our group's "Earth & Solar System" blog...
...and Facebook page...