BUFI alumni 2014

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.


2014

Nicola Ashton

Project title: S193 Microbial response to soil chemistry defined by the Tellus dataset, Northern Ireland

BGS Supervisor: Andy Tye

University Supervisor: Richard Pattrick, University of Manchester, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science

Student links:

LinkedIn

Jochem Bijkerk

Project title: S194 Glacio-eustatic controls on sedimentary sequences: a field and physical modelling based study

BGS Supervisor: Colin Waters

University Supervisor: I Maltman, University of Leeds and Utrecht. Paul Wignall and University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

What were they doing in 2016? Exploration Geologist at Shell, Netherlands.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Nia Blackwell

Project title: S188 The geomicrobiology of coal mine drainage – microbes, green rust and the factors controlling iron mineralogy in coal mine drainage

BGS Supervisor: Jenny Bearcock and Barbara Palumbo-Roe

University Supervisor: William Perkins, University of Aberystwyth, Institute of Biological Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Analytical Chemist in the Space Technology Department with Qioptiq UK.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

Jamie Boyd (née Lakin)

Project title: S227 Antarctic climate and vegetation during the Neogene: a geochemical and modelling approach

BGS Supervisor: Jim Riding

University Supervisor: Alan Haywood, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

Raquel Cardoso

Project title: S169 The fate of contaminants in urban soils and road dusts: novel assessments and implications for risks (A case study from urban Manchester)

BGS Supervisor: Neil Breward

University Supervisor: Kevin Taylor, Manchester Metropolitan University, Environmental and Geographical Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? Research Assistant at University of Lisbon.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

Amy Clarke (née Stephen)

Project title: S173.2 Active & ancient geothermal systems in Tethyan ophiolites as examples of novel solutions for natural CO2 sequestration

BGS Supervisor: Mike Styles

University Supervisor: Gawen Jenkin, University of Leicester, Geology

Student links:

Thesis abstract

Elizabeth Entwistle

Project title: S197 Using Virtual Earthquakes and Virtual Seismometers in the Earth’s Interior

BGS Supervisor: Brian Baptie

University Supervisor: Andrew Curtis, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences

Andreas Hahn

Project title: S151 Nature, timing and geodynamic context of polymetallic mineralisation in the Kassandra mining district, North Greece

BGS Supervisor: Jon Naden and Simon Chenery

University Supervisor: Andy Rankin and Peter Treolar, Kingston University London

What were they doing in 2016? After his PhD Andreas took up a temporary lecturer, research and laboratory assistant role at Kingston University.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Nyree Hill

Project title: S196 Development of a genetic model for targeting gold mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian

BGS Supervisor: Gus Gunn and Jon Naden

University Supervisor: Gawen Jenkin, University of Leicester, Geology

What were they doing in 2016? Project Geologist at Scotgold Resources Ltd.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

Barbara Hofmann

Project title: S195 Quantifying crustal strain due to rifting in Afar, Ethiopia

BGS Supervisor: Charlotte Vye-Brown

University Supervisor: Tim Wright, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctorate at Leeds University.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Michael Kelly

Project title: S181 Lateral variations and linkages in thrust geometry in fold and thrust belts

BGS Supervisor: Graham Leslie

University Supervisor: Graham Williams, University of School of Earth Sciences and Geography, Keele university, School of Earth Sciences and Geography

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Keele University, Basin Dynamics Group.

Student links:

Keele University Basin Dynamics Research Group - Alumni

Nicole Khan

Project title: S160 Holocene sea-level change from the Thames Estuary: implications for geophysical modelling and ocean climate interactions

BGS Supervisor: Chris Vane

University Supervisor: B P Horton, University of Pennsylvania, Earth and Environmental Science

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, USA.

Student links:

LinkedIn

ResearchGate

Profile

Hannah Mathers

Project title: S106 British Ice Sheet Dynamics: Constraining ice-sheet thickness and ice-stream collapse in NW Scotland using Cosmogenic isotope analysis

BGS Supervisor: Tom Bradwell

University Supervisor: Derek Fabel, University of Glasgow, Geographical and Earth Sciences

What were they doing in 2016? University Teacher of Geography and Earth Science at the University of Glasgow (not a postdoctoral researcher).

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Andy Merritt

Project title: S192 4D Hydrogeophysical Monitoring of Landslide Processes

BGS Supervisor: Jon Chambers

University Supervisor: William Murphy, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

What were they doing in 2016? Engineering Geology Lecturer at Plymouth University.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Helen Miller

Project title: S177 Determination of Late Glacial and Post Glacial processes using sediments from within Lake Windermere

BGS Supervisor: Carol Cotterill

University Supervisor: Jonathan Bull, University of Southampton, National Oceanography

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Research Fellow with NERC Impact Acceleration project at Southampton University.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

Profile

Lisa Orme

Project title: S191 The role of the North Atlantic Oscillation in driving climatic variability during the Late

BGS Supervisor: Andrew Barkwith and Mike Ellis

University Supervisor: Richard Jones, University of Exeter, Geography

What were they doing in 2016? Honary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Rhian Rees-Owen

Project title: S234 The last forests on Antarctica: Neogene (~12Ma) plant fossils and climates from Antarctica

BGS Supervisor: Jim Riding

University Supervisor: Jane Frances, University of Leeds, School of Environment and Technology

Student links:

LinkedIn

Dan Parvaz

Project title: S185 Development of geochemical and mineralogical methods for targeting lower environmental impact secondary copper deposits in the Troodos Massif, Cyprus

BGS Supervisor: Jon Naden

University Supervisor: B Williamson and Richard Herrington, Natural History Museum

What were they doing in 2016? Mining Applications Specialist, SELFRAG AG, Switzerland.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

ResearchGate

Sarah-Jane Phelan

Project title: S158 Quantification of the impact of climate change on landscape evolution as mediated by plant community dynamics

BGS Supervisor: Mike Ellis

University Supervisor: Richard Jones, University of Exeter, Geography

What were they doing in 2016? GIS Technician at Atkins, Renewables and Environment.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Rosie Smithells

Project title: S180 A comparison of the geological, geodynamic and rheological evolution of the northern and southern Rockall Basin using a 3D modelling approach

BGS Supervisor: Geoffrey Kimbell and Chris Johnson.

University Supervisor: S M Clark, Keele University, School of Earth Sciences and Geography

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bergen, Earth Sciences Department.

Student links:

LinkedIn

Profile

Simon Tapster

Project title: S176 Magmatic, structural and tectonic controls on Cu-Au mineralisation in the Solomon arc SW Pacific

BGS Supervisor: Jon Naden and Gus Gunn

University Supervisor: Mike Petterson and Dan Smith, University of Leicester, Geology Department

What were they doing in 2016? Postdoctorate Research Fellow (PDRF) NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

LinkedIn

Annemarie Valentine

Project title: S157 Investigation of Pliocene climate and Oceanography of the North Atlantic region through bivalve sclerochonology: an approach to predicting future conditions

BGS Supervisor: Peter Balson

University Supervisor: Andrew Johnson, University of Derby, School of Science

What were they doing in 2016? Faculty Member, University of Derby, Education, Health and Science.

Student links:

Profile

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