BUFI alumni 2013

BUFI has proudly been supporting PhD students since 1993 with some 130 BUFI students completing their PhDs with support from BGS and this number grows every year. Listed below, by their year of completion, are most of our ex-students (where we have details). In early 2016 we undertook an internet-based investigation to find out what our ex-students were doing in 2016. Where we have this information it is listed thus providing a snapshot of the different types of roles our ex-BUFI students held in both academia and industry in 2016. For up to date information on what our ex-students are doing post-2016 please follow their LinkedIn or web links.

If you are a past student and would like anything adding to your PhD entry such as an abstract, photo, what you are doing post-PhD or any links then please get in touch with the BUFI team.


2013

Hugh Anderson

Project title: S161 The origin and nature of Cenozoic faulting in north-east Ireland

BGS Supervisor: M Cooper

University Supervisor: John Walsh, University of Dublin - University College, School of Geological Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Structural Geologist with Midland Valley.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Hannah Bowley (nee Smith)

Project title: S178 Iodine dynamics in the terrestrial environment

BGS Supervisor: Dr Mike Watts and Dr Louise Ander

University Supervisor: Dr Scott Young, Dr Liz Bailey, Prof Neil Crout, University of Nottingham, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Crop researcher and data analyst at Crop Management Information (CMI) Ltd.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Thesis abstract

Science Festival poster - Soil Holds The Key To Health

Julia Crummy

Project title: S171 Holocene Evolution of the Colima Volcanic Complex, Mexico

BGS Supervisor: Sue Loughlin

University Supervisor: Ivan Savov, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

What were they doing in 2016? Volcanologist at the British Geological Survey.

Student links:

Profile

Mélanie Douarin

Project title: S138 Structure, biogeography and palaeoclimate reconstruction from Mingulay Reef Complex Sediment Cores

BGS Supervisor: Dave Long

University Supervisor: M Elliot, University of Edinburgh

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral researcher at Université de Nantes.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Alex Dunhill

Project title: S170 Sampling and knowledge of the palaeontology of the British Triassic and Jurassic

BGS Supervisor: Andrew Newell

University Supervisor: Mike Benton, University of Bristol

What were they doing in 2016? Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow, School of Environment, University of Leeds.

Student links:

Profile

Lucy Greenwood

Project title: S168 Resolving conflicting models for the tectonic assembly of the Eastern Himalaya

BGS Supervisor: Randy Parrish

University Supervisor: Tom Argles, The Open University, Earth and Environmental Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Research Analyst at Savills, London (real estate).

Student links:

LinkedIn

Rachel Jamieson

Project title: S149 The impact of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum on the distribution of sediments in the Central North Sea

BGS Supervisor: Mike Stephenson and Bob Gatliff

University Supervisor: John Underhill, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt university, Shell Centre for Exploration.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Contact

Gemma Kelly

Project title: S142 Polar Geomagnetism: Developing models of high-latitude geomagnetic fields

BGS Supervisor: Alan Thomson

University Supervisor: Richard Holme, University of Liverpool, Earth and Ocean Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Geomagnetic Hazard Specialist with the British Geological Survey.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Blog

Sven Konitzer

Project title: S183 Primary biological controls on UK lower Namurian shale gas prospectivity: understanding a major potential UK unconventional gas resource

BGS Supervisor: Mike Stephenson, Chris Vane and Melanie Leng

University Supervisor: Sarah Davies, University of Leicester, Geology

Student links:

LinkedIn

Matthias Kunz

Project title: S150 Robust earth observation assessment of geohazards and environmental change in challenging environments

BGS Supervisor: Stuart Marsh

University Supervisor: Jon Mills, University of Newcastle, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

What were they doing in 2016? Visiting researcher, Newcastle University, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

Student links:

Profile

Emma Langford

Project title: S152 Bacterial growth and influence on trace element geochemistry at abandoned lead-zinc mines

BGS Supervisor: Barbara Palumbo-Roe

University Supervisor: George Shaw, University of Nottingham, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Student links:

Thesis abstract

John MacDonald

Project title: S148 The effects of overprinting on rock fabrics and isotopic ages: the Lewisian Complex as a case study

BGS Supervisor: Kathryn Goodenough

University Supervisor: John Wheeler, University of Liverpool, Earth and Ocean Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Lecturer in Earth Science at the University of Glasgow.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Andrew Miles

Project title: S144 Granite genesis and crustal evolution across the Iapetus suture zone

BGS Supervisor: Martin Gillespie

University Supervisor: Colin Graham, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

What were they doing in 2016? Lecturer in Igneous Petrology, Kingston University London.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Henry Patton

Project title: S139 The dynamic instability of the British Ice Sheet: Timescales and Thresholds

BGS Supervisor: Tom Bradwell and Nick Golledge

University Supervisor: Alun Hubbard, Aberystwyth University, Institute of Geography and Earth Studies

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Tromsø, The Artic University of Norway.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Robert Shore

Project title: S174 Satellite magnetometry and the new ESA SWARM constellation

BGS Supervisor: Susan Macmillan and Ciaran Beggan

University Supervisor: Kathryn Whaler, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

What were they doing in 2016? Geomagnetic Field Researcher at British Antarctic Survey.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Jo Smith

Project title: S163 The role of the erosion of continental biomass on the Earth's thermostat

BGS Supervisor: Andy Tye and Chris Vane

University Supervisor: A Galy, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Consultant at Galson Sciences, Leicester (nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management services).

Student links:

LinkedIn

Victoria Sword-Daniels

Project title: S187 Evaluating impacts on community infrastructure following recent volcanic eruptions in Chaiten (Chile) and Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

BGS Supervisor: Susanne Sargeant

University Supervisor: Tiziana Rosetto, University College London, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

What were they doing in 2016? Research Fellow at UCL, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science.

Student links:

Profile

Contacts for further information

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BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
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