The University of Manchester – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Experimental Rock Deformation 2015–present
- Collaborative research projects with industrial partners and other academic institutions worldwide
- Developed experimental techniques to integrate high-pressure mechanical experiments with X-Ray imaging.
- Derived, refined and programmed mathematical models relating fracture propagation with subsurface pressures andtemperatures.
- Published 7 well-cited articles in international peer-reviewed journals: Orcid Profile 0000-000109683-5704
- Presented numerous research talks at a range of international conferences.
- Worked on successful funding proposals to research councils, both individually and as part of a collaborative researchteam.
- Project Titles: Shining light on shale, The role of fractures during minewater geothermal energy extraction, An integrated assessment of UK Shale resource distribution.
University College London – Department of Earth Sciences
PhD – Experimental Rock Deformation 2011–2015
- Designed and engineered an experimental method for performing fracture-toughness measurements at high pressure.
- Developed a boundary-element mathematical model for simulating fracture propagation in anisotropic materials.
- Presented research talks at international conferences across Europe and the USA.
- Thesis title: A Fracture Mechanics Study of an Anisotropic Shale
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd.
- Seismic data processing geophysicist
- Developed software for accurately mapping seismic source locations
- interacted with and presented completed projects to clients
The University of Leeds – Department of Earth Sciences
MSc Exploration Geophysics, Distinction 2007–2008
- Achieved Distinction.
- Conducted 3-month independent research project in the Netherlands with dGB Earth Sciences.
- Thesis title: Extending the common-contour binning technique to the pre-stack domain
The University of Durham – Department of Physics
MSci Physics,2:1 2003–2007
- Achieved 2:1
- Specialized in Computational Cosmology, with modules in programming
- Thesis title: The abundance of gamma-ray bursts as a test of hierarchical galaxy formation models
Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
- 3 A-grades in A-Level Physics, Maths, Chemistry.
- 2 A-grades in AS-Level Environmental Science, General Studies.