I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Isotope Geochemistry and Volcanology research groups. I am interested in the use of geochemistry to answer geological problems and questions relating to the development of Earth's mantle and tectonic processes.
My PhD work focuses on unravelling the different chemical components in the Icelandic mantle and the role and influence of recycled crustal material in the different mantle domains. I use a combination of geochemical analytical techniques to study the major and trace element composition of olivine- and plagioclase-hosted melt inclusions. My projects aims to use halogens, highly incompatible and fluid-mobile elements, to trace recycled crustal material in the mantle to understand what happens to this material after subduction and how halogens are cycled into and through the Earth's mantle.
Prior to starting at Manchester I used whole-rock geochemical analysis to investigate the origin of potentially Archean ultramafic bodies within the Northern Highlands terrane of Scotland and I have a continued interest in this kind of tectonic puzzle.