BUFI alumni 2017

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.


Leah Nolan

Project title: S247 Equatorial sea surface temperature seasonality in the Mississippian (Carboniferous) derived from brachiopod shell carbonate

BGS Supervisor: Mike Stephenson, Melanie Leng and Vanessa Banks

University Supervisor: Sarah Davies and Sarah Gabbott, University of Leicester, Geology.

Student links:

Thesis abstract


Stuart Turner

Project title: S145.2 Novel X-ray Diffraction and the Remote Analysis of Mars

BGS Supervisor: Dr Stephen Grebby (moved to University of Nottingham during Stuart's PhD)

University Supervisor: Prof. John Bridges and Dr Graeme Hansford, Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester.

What were they doing in 2017? After his PhD Stuart worked as a Research Assistant, Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester.

Student links:

Thesis abstract


Nickolas J. Wiggan

Project title: S246 The Mid Jurassic plankton explosion

BGS Supervisor: Jim Riding

University Supervisor: Professor Nick Butterfield, University of Cambridge.

Student links:

Thesis abstract

Contacts for further information

Jon Naden
BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
NG12 5GG
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