BUFI alumni

BUFI has proudly been supporting PhD researchers since 1993. Some 130 BUFI researchers have completed their doctoral research with support from BGS and this number grows every year. Listed below, by their year of completion, are most of the researchers we have supported. From 2014 the majority of our researchers were recruited by a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) or Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

In early 2016 we undertook an internet-based investigation to find out what our ex-researchers were doing in 2016. Where we have this information, it is listed thus providing a snapshot of the different types of roles held in both academia and industry. For our recently completed PhDs we try and put what the researcher did after their PhD. For up to date information on what our researchers are doing please follow their LinkedIn or web links (where available).

If you are a past researcher 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.

BUFI alumni 2021

Project title: S334 Geological resources: perception and impact for enhancing sustainability and resilience in urban settings

BGS supervisor: Steph Bricker

University supervisor: Prof Jon Coaffee

DTP: CENTA, University of Warwick

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-ascott-5867a95b/

Project title: S285 Soil moisture estimation: a new approach using multi-temporal satellite and airborne RADAR data

BGS supervisor: Colm Jordan

University supervisor: Daniel Donoghue (Durham University)

DTP: Iapetus

After his PhD Tom took on the role of a Trainee Debt Advisor at Christians Against Poverty. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-bliss-747b554b/

Project title: S352 Can nature protect us from the coastal impacts of climate change? An analysis of geotechnical properties of salt marshes and implications for salt marsh stability

BGS supervisor: Dr Kate Royse

University supervisor: Dr Iris Moeller

DTP: ESS, University of Cambridge

Project title: S358 Degradation of Malaysia’s tropical peatland ecosystem services through oil palm conversion

BGS supervisor: Luke Bateson

University supervisor: Doreen Boyd (University of Nottingham)

DTP: ENVISION

After her PhD Chloe stayed at the University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow for the Rights Lab (Data and Measurement Programme) specialising in the application of Earth Observation (EO) data and related geospatial techniques to observe activities associated with labour exploitation and modern slavery.

Project title: S346 Finding tsunami-causing landslide deposits in the lakes of New Zealand

BGS supervisor: Dr Dave Tappin

University supervisor: Dr Stuart Dunning

DTP: IAPETUS, Newcastle University

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-dick-2204b189/

Project title: S344 Magmatic evolution of a gold telluride district – Metaliferi Mountains, Romania

BGS supervisor: Dr Jon Naden

University supervisor: Dr Daniel Smith

DTP: CENTA, University of Leicester

Project title:S345 Epithermal paleosurface evolution in emergent volcanoes: implications for shallow submarine mineral deposit exploration and preservation

BGS supervisor: Dr Jon Naden

University supervisor: Dr Frances Cooper

DTP: GW4Plus, University of Bristol

After her PhD Jo began working as a Field Exploration Geologist at LKAB, Sweden.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajomiles/

Project title: S333 When did crustal melting form the soft centre at the heart of the Himalaya?

BGS supervisor: Dr Nick Roberts

University supervisor: Tom Argles (The Open University)

DTP: CENTA

After her PhD Stacy became a lecturer in geology at the University of Hull.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyphillips/

Twitter: @Shtacy_Phillips

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Project title: S370 Impact of extreme rainfall events on the mobility of potentially toxic elements in floodplains

BGS supervisor: Michael Watts

University supervisor: Tom Sizmur (University of Reading)

DTP: Scenario

Project title: S340 Gold mineralisation and tectonomagmatic evolution of the Yalgoo-Singleton Greenstone Belt, Western Australia

BGS supervisor: Dr Kathryn Goodenough

University supervisor: Dr Andrew Kerr

DTP: GW4Plus, Cardiff University

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-price-28242483

After his PhD Jamie began working for SRK consulting.

Project title: S353 Climatic cyclicity and environmental interactions in arid continental basins: The Leman Sandstone, Southern North Sea

BGS supervisor: Dr Kathryn Goodenough

University supervisor: Dr Andrew Kerr

CDT: UK Oil and Gas, Keele University

Project title: S327 Fluid flow paths through sedimentary basins: implications for exploration in challenging geological environments

BGS supervisor: Joana Gafeira

University supervisor: Tiago Alves (Cardiff)

DTP: CDT Oil and gas UK

After her PhD Chantelle took a post as an Exploration Geologist at Shell in the Russia Team

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantelle-roelofse/

Project title: S341 Understanding hydrological drought

BGS supervisor: John Bloomfield

University supervisor:  Anne van Loon (University of Birmingham)

DTP: CENTA

After her PhD Doris began working for the University of Birmingham.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-wendt-47308156/

Project title:S337 Geophysical indicators of slope stability: towards improved early warning of landslide hazards

BGS supervisor:Dr Jon Chambers

University supervisor: Prof Michael Kendall

DTP: GW4Plus, University of Bristol

BUFI alumni 2020

Project title: S297 Geochemical dynamics and bioavailability of iodine and selenium in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

BGS supervisor: Dr Michael Watts

University supervisor: Scott Young and Liz Bailey (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saeed-ahmad-723059101/

Project title: S355 Development of a well placement strategy for the Bowland Shale, UK, considering complex basin structure, wireline-derived petrophysical and rock properties, geomechanical models and the impacts of fracture stimulations

BGS supervisor: Dr Xiaoyang Wu

University supervisor: Dr Jingsheng Ma (Heriot-Watt University)

CDT: CDT UK Oil and Gas

After this PhD Iain undertook a Research Associate post at Heriot-Watt University under John R Underhill and Rachel Jamieson. The project, called: ‘Evaluating carbon storage opportunities for decarbonisation of the Teeside and Humber industrial clusters in the Southern North Sea’ is funded by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-anderson

Project title: S330 Subduction and exhumation of the Tso Morari dome, Ladakh, Himalaya

BGS supervisor: Dr Nick Roberts

University supervisor: Mike Searle (University of Oxford)

DTP: Oxford Environmental Research

After her PhD Anna became a Postdoctoral Researcher at iCRAG – Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-bidgood-0b950a56/

Project title: S312 Investigating the role of oceanic plateaux in early continental growth

BGS supervisor: Ian Millar

University supervisor: Alan Hastie (University of Birmingham)

DTP: CENTA

After completing his PhD David took a role as an Environmental Assistant at Balfour Beatty VINCI.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cavell-96977074/

Project title: S347 Combining geoelectrical imaging and X-ray computed tomography (CT) for improved hydraulic characterisation of soils

BGS supervisor: Oliver Kuras and Jon Chambers

University supervisor: Prof. Sacha Mooney (Nottingham)

DTP: STARS

After his PhD Mihai joined the BGS as a Postdoctoral Researcher – Geophysicist

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mihai-cimpoiasu-085aa312a/

Project title: S367 Measuring the pulsatory nature of Bagana volcano, Papua New Guinea

BGS supervisor: Julia Crummy

University supervisor: Geoff Wadge (University of Reading)

DTP: Non-DTP

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccacouchmancrook/

BGS blog

Project title: S356 Impact of glaciation on Arctic petroleum systems: seismic geomorphology and petroleum systems modelling offshore West Greenland and West Norway

BGS supervisor: Erica Greenhalgh

University supervisor: Prof Mads Huuse (University of Manchester)

CDT: UK Oil and Gas

After his PhD David was employed as a Geophysicist at bp.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cox-bbb06984

Project title: S270 The mid-Pleistocene transition in Asian monsoon variability

BGS supervisor: Professor Melanie Leng

University supervisor: Andrew Henderson (Newcastle University)

DTP: IAPETUS

BGS blog

Project title: S332 Collapse of the British – Irish ice sheet: the role of climate and sea level changes

BGS supervisor: Dayton Dove

University supervisor: Lauren Gregoire (University of Leeds)

DTP: SPHERES

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/niall-gandy-7574b491/

Project title: S383 Application of satellite InSAR data in the assessment of ground motion in areas of historic mining to aid environmental and resource management

BGS supervisor: Luke Bateson

University supervisor: Stuart Marsh and Stephen Grebby (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

After completing his PhD David continued to work as a Senior Technical Officer at Terra Motion Limited.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-gee-b6ab35b3/

Project title: S277 Bioavailability of chromium from Zambian soils near mine-waste dumps: implications for staple crops

BGS supervisor: Dr Michael Watts

University supervisor: Scott Young and Liz Bailey (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

After completing his PhD Elliott continued in his role as an environmental chemist at the British Geological Survey.

BGS staff profile

Project title: S350 Physics-based forecasting of earthquake sequences

BGS supervisor: Margarita Segou

University supervisor: Maximilian Werner (University of Bristol)

DTP: GW4

After his PhD Simone was employed as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the British Geological Survey.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-mancini-a5a7b1181/

Project title: S273 Runoff generation, flooding and flowpaths in the changing environment of upland UK

Researcher: Leo Peskett

BGS supervisor: Alan MacDonald

University supervisor: Kate Heal (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)

DTP: E3, Edinburgh

After his PhD Leo was awarded a UKRI Landscapes Decisions Fellowship to work on land management and climate change in Scotland as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Project title: S389 Variability of gas diffusion in soils: what can we learn from a naturally-occurring tracer?

BGS supervisor: Andy Tye

University supervisor: Neil Crout and George Shaw (University of Nottingham)

CDT: STARS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-s-rose/

Project title: S336 Are land-use decisions of African elephants based on environmental geochemistry?

BGS supervisor: Dr Michael Watts

University supervisor: Martin Broadley and Lisa Yon (University of Nottingham)

After her PhD Fiona continued working at the Zoological Society of London, but in a new role as Elephant Coordinator.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-sach-11a53b77/

Project title: S311 BLUE MINING: What drives hydrothermal systems and how does it vary over time?

Area: Minerals and waste

BGS supervisor: Mr Paul Lusty

University supervisor: Bram Murton (University of Southampton)

DTP: SPITFIRE

After his PhD Iain was employed as a Geologist at Oriole Resources PLC

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-stobbs/

Project title S322 Shale gas in the UK – geochemical mapping of critical shale properties across Carboniferous basins

BGS supervisor: Jan Hennissen

University supervisor: Cees van der Land (Newcastle University) and Matthew Jones (University of Nottingham)

After his PhD Jack freelanced as a Geology and Environmental Science Tutor which he continued whilst lecturing full-time in Earth Science at Edge Hill University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-walker-26514083/

Project title: S342 Application of novel field sensors for tracking pathogens in drinking-water supplies in Africa

BGS supervisor: Daniel Lapworth

University supervisor: Steven Pedley and Katherine (University of Surrey)

During her PhD Jade undertook a three month fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), an office of both Houses of Parliament, which provides independent and balanced analysis of research evidence related to public policy issues. After her PhD Jade was employed as a hydrogeologist at the British Geological Survey.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jade-ward-06324254/

BUFI alumni 2019

Project title: S249 Evaluating 3D sedimentary architecture as a fundamental control on geotechnical and physical properties (Dogger Bank Round 3 Windfarm Zone)

BGS supervisor: Carol Cotterill

University supervisor: Sarah Davies, Mike Lovell, Richard England and Jenny Inwood (University of Leicester)

DTP: Pre-DTP

After his PhD Kieran was employed as a Project Geophysicist at Cathie, a global offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy.

 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-blacker-52895646/

Project title: S317 Geochemical modelling of environmental processes in rare earth element mining

BGS supervisor: Dr Barbara Palumbo-Roe and Dr Simon Gregory

University supervisor: Prof Steve Banwart (University of Leeds)

DTP: Non-DTP

Project title: S313 Morphogenesis and development in the Ediacaran macrobiota

BGS supervisor: Dr Phil Wilby

University supervisor: Phil Donoghue (University of Bristol) and Alex Lui University of Cambridge)

DTP: GW4+

Project title: S272 Measuring micro-aggregate bond energy for improved modelling of soil fragmentation

BGS supervisor: Dr Barry Rawlins and Dr Andy Tye

University supervisor: John Quinton (Lancaster University)

DTP: ENVISION

Project title: S338 Provenance of the late Quaternary loess along the middle and lower Danube River, Europe

BGS supervisor: Dr Ian Millar

University supervisor: David Thomas (University of Oxford)

On completion of her PhD Kaja became a Stipendiary Lecturer in Physical Geography at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaja-fenn-140216112/

Project title: S357 Using Pb and Zn isotope compositions of crude oils as geological and environmental tracers

BGS supervisor: Professor John Ludden

University supervisor: Janne Blicher (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)

DTP: Non-DTP

Project title: S298 Tracking solar nebula evolution with analyses of single chondrules

BGS supervisor: Dr Stephen Nobel

University supervisors: Tim Elliott and Christopher Coath (University of Bristol) and Sara Russell (Natural History Museum)

DTP: GW4+

Personal webpage: https://www.tim-gregory.co.uk/about

Project title: S314 Iodine in soils: geochemical dynamics and availability to plants

BGS supervisor: Louise Ander and Michael Watts

University supervisor: Scott Young and Liz Bailey (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Olivier took a role as an Inorganic Geochemistry Intern at the British Geological Survey.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivier-humphrey-827b32124/

Project title: S316 Trust and risk communication format and the nature of uncertainty

BGS supervisor: Hazel Napier

University supervisor: Adam Harris (University College London)

DTP: Non-DTP

Project title: S331 Unravelling the tectonothermal history of the Aegean orogeny

BGS supervisor: Prof Mike Searle

University supervisor: University of Oxford

DTP: Environmental  Research Oxford

After his PhD Thomas took up a Postdoctoral Research Fellow post at the University of St Andrews researching the tectonic and metamorphic processes that occur in subduction zones and the deep roots of mountain belts.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-lamont-64404b85

Project title: S307 Glacial sculpting and post-glacial drowning of the Celtic Sea

BGS supervisor: Professor Emrys Phillips

University supervisor: Katrien van Landeghem (Bangor University)

After his PhD Edward worked as a GIS analyst for ABPmer.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardalockhart/

 

Project title: S310 Glacial, hydrological and landscape change in a deglaciating catchment: Virkisjökull, Iceland

BGS supervisor: Chris Jackson

University supervisor:  Nicholas Barrand, Stefan Krause and David Hannah (University of Birmingham)

DTP: CENTA

After taking a sabbatical for his PhD Jon returned to his role as a Hydrological Modeller witt the British Geological Survey.

BGS staff profile

 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-mackay-2a678525/

Project title: S279 The effects of climate induced flood events on the mobility and bioaccessibility of potentially harmful elements, biological and radiological contaminants

BGS supervisor: Dr Joanna Wragg

University supervisor: David Copplestone (University of Stirling)

DTP: IAPETUS

After her PhD Diana  was employed as a Marine Chemist with the consultancy Fugro.

Project title: S305  Forecasting changes in Earth’s magnetic field

BGS supervisor: Dr Ciaran Beggan

University supervisor: Phil Livermore and Jon Mound (University of Leeds)

DTP: SPHERES

After his PhD Maurits was employed as Data Scientist at Volksbank.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maurits-metman/

Project title: S269 Death Metal: Characterising the effects of lead pollution on mobility and childhood health within the Roman Empire

BGS supervisor: Professor Jane Evans

University supervisor: J. Montgomery (University of Bradford)

DTP: IAPETUS

Project title: S299 Long-term Morphodynamics and sedimentation of the Holderness Coast and Humber Estuary

BGS supervisor: Andrew Barkwith

University supervisor: T Coulthard (University of Hull)

DTP: Non-DTP

After her PhD Chloe started a post doctoral researcher post at Melbourne University, Australia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chloe-leach-bbbb2384/

Project title: S280

BGS supervisor: The Bowland Shale of the UK: development of diagenetic models for a major UK hydrocarbon reservoir

University supervisor: Edward Hough

DTP: Manchester and Liverpool

University supervisors: Kevin Taylor and Cathy Hollis (University of Manchester) and Richard Worden (University of Liverpool)

After her PhD Sarah was employed as a Portfolio Manager for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-m-newport/

Project title: S291 Semantic Information Retrieval for Geological Resources

BGS supervisor: Rachel Heaven

University supervisor: Nirmalie Wiratunga (Robert Gordan University Aberdeen)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Ike worked as a Research Assistant at Robert Gordan in the School of Computing Science.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ikechukwu-nkisi-orji-2b299547/

Project title: S324 Investigating heat transport by groundwater in fractured aquifers for ground-energy applications

BGS supervisor: Corrina Abesser

University supervisor: Fleur Loveridge, Nick Woodman and William Powrie (University of Southampton)

DTP: Non_DTP

After her PhD Oleksandra was employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec, Canada.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oleksandra-pedchenko-a8a56142/

Project title: S329 The geological dimension of urban resilience: impact of geohazards in resilient urban design and policy

BGS supervisor: Andrew Hughes

University supervisor: Jon Coaffee (University of Warwick)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Vagelis was employed as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Warwick

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vangelis-pitidis-38252549/

Project title: S228 Glacitectonics of the Dogger Bank region.

BGS supervisor: Emrys Phillips and Carol Cotterill

University supervisor: Simon Carr (London Queen Mary College)

DTP: Pre DTP

After her PhD Astrid took a lecture post at the University of Amsterdam teaching physical geography with interest in (reconstructing) the glacial and periglacial geomorphology.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/astridruiter/

Project title: S343 Coastal management and adaptation: an integrated data-driven approach

BGS supervisor: Katy Mee, Anna Harrison and Gareth Jenkins

University supervisor: Dr Stephen Hallett (Cranfield University)

DTP: DREAM

After his PhD Al was employed as an Innovation Lead at Sulmara Subsea, Bergen, Norway

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-rumson-88726413

Project title: S328 Community based, non-structural flood risk management for Malawi

BGS supervisor: Melanie Duncan

University supervisors: Grant Wright and Adeloye Adebayo (Heriot-Watt University)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Robert worked as a Climate and Resilience Officer for Practical Action followed by a Research Associate post at King’s College London as part of the Tomorrow’s Cities project.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsakictrogrlic/

Project title: S274 Chromium speciation, transport and fate in Clyde catchment soils, sediments and waters: understanding Cr mobility in urban-industrial environments

BGS supervisor: Barbara Palumbo-Roe

University supervisor: Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)

DTP: E3

Project title: S304 Separating polar ionospheric and lithospheric magnetic signals in satellite data

BGS supervisor: Susan Macmillan

University supervisor: Kathy Whaler (University of Edinburgh)

DTP: E3

After his PhD Ashley took a postdoctoral researcher post at Edinburgh University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-smith-713b13a0/

Project title: S306 Vestiges of the earliest crust: crustal evolution in the Yilgarn Craton, Australia

BGS supervisor: Dr Matthew Horstwood

University supervisor: Ian Parkinson (University of Bristol)

DTP: GW4Plus

Project title: S323 Enhancing the information content of geophysical data applied to nuclear site characterisation

BGS supervisor: Oliver Kuras

University supervisor: Andrew Binley (Lancaster University)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Michael was employed as an Environmental Data Scientist (RA) at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmtso/

Project title: S292 Source apportionment of urban contaminants

BGS supervisor: Louise Ander and Simon Chenery

University supervisor: Liz Bailey and Scott Young (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

Project title: S325 The mechanics of active faulting and mountain building

BGS supervisor: Brian Baptie

University supervisor: Alex Copley (University of Cambridge)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Sam was employed as a Denman Baynes Junior Research Fellow at University of Cambridge.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-wimpenny-686356209/

Project title: S308 Crust – mantle exchange in orogenic lower crust: the record in high temperature eclogites

BGS supervisor: Nick Roberts

University supervisor: Clare Warren (Open University)

DTP: CENTA

After her PhD Eleni was employed by Wild Space Productions working on a new Natural History production for Netflix, from early development through to current production.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleni-wood-a1749476/

Fieldwork diaries 

Project title: S302 Investigating Bering Sea oceanographic controls on the Milankovitch orbital cycle climatic shift during the middle Pleistocene

BGS supervisor: Jim Riding

University supervisor: Sev Kender (Exeter Camborne School of Mines), George Swann and Sarah Metcalf (University of Nottingham) and Zuzanna Stroynowski (Portuguese supervisor)

DTP: ENVISION

After her PhD Savannah was employed as a Stable Isotope Research Assistant at British Geological Survey

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/savannah-worne-6361b371/

Project title: S271 Understanding the interactions between adited groundwater sources and the chalk aquifer under drought conditions, using the example of the River Colne Catchment and its groundwater sources

BGS supervisor: Chris Jackson

University supervisor: Adrian Butler (London Imperial College)

DTP: SCCP: GW4Plus

After her PhD Azucena worked for the British Geological Survey as a Groundwater Modeller before moving to HR Wallingford as Water Resources Scientist

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azucena-rodriguez-yebra-2390a0a8/

 

Project title: S267 Earth observation for advanced geoscience modelling – the Tellus South West airborne high resolution geophysical, multispectral and LiDAR survey

BGS supervisor: Paul Lusty

University supervisor: Robin Shail (University of Exeter Camborne School of Mines, Mining Geology)

DTP: GW4Plus

After his PhD Chris was employed as Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-yeomans-33a23498/

BUFI alumni 2018

Project title: S253 Palaeobiology of phosphatized Ediacaran microfossils from Norway

BGS supervisor: Phil Wilby

University supervisor: Nicholas Butterfield (University of Cambridge)

DTP: Pre-DTP

Project title: S243 Seasonally resolved climate variability since the last Glacial Maximum from the laminated sediments of Windermere

BGS supervisor: Carol Cotterill

University supervisor: Alan Kemp (University of Southampton and  National Oceanography Centre)

DTP: Pre-DTP

Project title: S240 Stable isotope biogeochemistry of methane in UK groundwater prior to shale gas development

BGS supervisor: Daren Gooddy and George Darling

University supervisor: Edward Hornibrook (University of British Columbia) Ian Parkinson (University of Bristol)

Project title: S281 Basin-scale mineral and fluid processes at a palaeo-platform margin, Lower Carboniferous, UK

BGS supervisor: Jim Riding

University supervisor: Cathy Hollis (University of Manchester)

DTP: Manchester and Liverpool

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinebreislin/

Project title: S235 Tracing pollution and sea water intrusion in groundwater systems of the Pearl River Basin, China

BGS supervisor: Daren Gooddy

University supervisor: Andrew Binley (University of Lancaster)

Project title: S260 Understanding groundwater controls on microbial metabolic activity, biogeochemical cycling and associated greenhouse gas production in streambed sediments

BGS supervisor: Daren Gooddy

University supervisor: Stefan Krause (University of Birmingham)

DTP: CENTA

Project title: S254 Seismic Imaging and Fluid Dynamic Modelling of Sequestered Carbon Dioxide in the North Sea, UK

BGS supervisor: Andy Chadwick

University supervisor: Jerome Neufeld (University of Cambridge)

After his PhD Laurence was employed as Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cowton/

Project title: S265 Speleothem climate capture of the Neanderthal demise

BGS supervisor: Melanie Leng

University supervisor: Peter Wynn (Lancaster University)

DTP: ENVISION

After her PhD Laura was employed as a Programme Manager for the Natural Environment Research Council.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-deeprose-2886b0100/

Project title: S259 Variations in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and its impact on South Georgia ice sheet extent over the Holocene

BGS supervisor: Melanie Leng and Sev Kender

University supervisor: George Swann (University of Nottingham), Alistair Graham (University of Exeter) and Victoria Peck (British Antarctic Survey)

DTP: Non-DTP

Project title: S268 Deep sea temperature and ice volume change across the mid-Pleistocene climate transition: Insights from the Bering Sea

BGS supervisor: Sev Kender

University supervisor: Sindia Sosdian (Cardiff University)

DTP: GW4Plus

Project title: S296 Controls on UK lower Namurian shale-gas prospectivity: understanding the temporal and spatial distribution of organic matter in siliciclastic mudstones

BGS supervisor: Mike Stephenson, Melanie Leng and Christopher Vane

University supervisor: Sarah Davies (University of Leicester)

DTP: CENTA

After his PhD Joe took a post doctoral post with the British Geological Survey.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeemmings/

Project title: S250 High resolution environmental change from Holocene sediments of Windermere

BGS supervisor: Carol Cotterill

University supervisor: Alan Kemp and Jon Bull, (University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre) and Justin Dix (University of Southampton)

After his PhD James was employed as a Research Scientist with the Natural Environment Research Council.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-james-fielding/

Project title: S264 Formation and age of the Arran central ring complex

BGS supervisor: Kathryn Goodenough

University supervisor: Andrew Kerr (Cardiff University)

DTP: GW4Plus

Project title: S287 Unravelling the structural controls and consequent feedbacks on Permian and Mesozoic depositional systems in the Southern North Sea

BGS supervisor: Tom Randles and Bob Gatlif

University supervisor: John Underhill and Rachel Jamieson (Heriot-Watt University)

DTP: Non-DTP, NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (UK Oil and Gas)

After his PhD Ross was employed by Equinor as an Exploration Geologist.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-grant/

Project title: S283 Laboratory earthquakes

BGS supervisor: Sergio Vinciguerra

University supervisor: Stefan Neilsen (Durham University)

DTP: IAPETUS

After his PhD Christopher was employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy developing new techniques to measure seismic attenuation in simulated fault zones.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-harbord-16a61b60/

Project title: S266 Constraining the marine environment of the Cambrian metazoan adaptive radiation

BGS supervisor: Phil Wilby

University supervisor: Mark Williams (University of Leicester)

DTP: CENTA

After his PhD Tom began working at the University of Leicester as a Reserch Assistant.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhearing/

Project title: S258 Growth and fecundity of the whelk Buccinum undtum in coastal-shelf seas

BGS supervisor: Simon Chenery

University supervisor: Chris Richardson (Bangor University)

DTP: Pre DTP

After his PhD Phillip was employed as an Antarctic research fellow at Bangor University in the School of Ocean Sciences.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-hollyman-1b1b9538/

Project title: S262 Fissures and fountains: magma dynamics in basaltic conduits

BGS supervisor: Charlotte Vye-Brown

University supervisor: Ed Llewellin and Richard Brown (Durham University)

DTP: IAPETUS

After his PhD Thomas lectured at the University of Tuebingin, Germany.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-j-jones-9a863990/

Project title: S252 Using geospatial approaches to determine the phosphorus dynamics in soil-crop systems in Malaysia

BGS supervisor: Louise Ander

University supervisor: Martin Broadley (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Pre-DTP

After his PhD Diriba was employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences department.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbkumssa/

Project title: S261 Toward a universal model for lava emplacement

BGS supervisor: Charlotte Vye-Brown

University supervisor: Mike James (Lancaster University)

DTP: ENVISION

After his PhD Nathan was employed as an InSAR Scientist – Satellite Mapping with CGG

Processing of radar satellite data for InSAR. Analysis of ground stability and motion applied to geohazards, mining, engineering, and oil and gas. Utilise GAMMA and GIS software.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanmagnall/

Project title: S278 Sulfate reducing bacteria in CO2

BGS supervisor: Simon Gregory and Keith Bateman

University supervisor: David Large (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Non-DTP

After his PhD Hayden was employed as an Applied Biologist at Future Biogas Ltd.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayden-morgan-7b53b485/

Project title: S284 The hidden hazard of melting ground-ice in Northern Iceland

BGS supervisor: Colm Jordan

University supervisor: Matt Balme (The Open University)

DTP: CENTA

Project title: S276 Timing of Cu-Au-Te-PGE porphyry-style mineralisation in northern Greece and Bulgaria and its relationship to metamorphic core complex exhumation

BGS supervisor: Dr Jon Naden

University supervisor: Frances Cooper (University of Bristol)

DTP: GW4Plus

After her PhD Rebecca  was self employed as a Consultant Exploration Geologist.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-perkins-0520aba9/

Project title: S275 The early Toarcian (Early Jurassic) mass extinction event and recovery in the eastern Tethys: integrating palaeontological and geochemical data from Bulgaria

BGS supervisor: Jim Riding

University supervisor: Chris Little and Ivan Savov (University of Leeds)

DTP: SPHERES

Project title: S286 Effects of changing climate on an northern peatland: greenhouse gas sink or source

BGS supervisor: Christpher Vane

University supervisor: Geoffrey Abbott (Newcastle University)

DTP: IAPETUS

After her PhD Kerry was employed as Senior Scientist at Scottish Water.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-simcock-b8171a69/

Project title: S248 Evaluating trade-offs between health benefits and risks associated with grow your own in (peri-)urban areas

BGS supervisor: Louise Ander

University supervisor: Neil Crout (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Pre-DTP

Project title: S290 Ultrasound spectrometry of the aggregation of asphaltenes during the formation of water-in-oil emulsions

BGS supervisor: Christopher Vane

University supervisor: Geoff Abbott (Newcastle University)

DTP: Non-DTP NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (UK Oil and Gas)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandra-svalova-467779124/

Project title: S288 Environmental assessment of deep-water sponge fields in relation to oil and gas activity: a west of Shetland case study

BGS supervisor: Sophie Green

University supervisor: Murray Roberts (Heriot-Watt University)

After her PhD Johanne started a post-doctoral associate position at the University of Edinburgh.

Project title: S256 Development and application of machine learning techniques for characterisation and quantification of change in time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitoring

BGS supervisor: Paul Wilkinson and Jon Chambers

University supervisor: Li Bai (University of Nottingham)

DTP: Pre-DTP

BUFI alumni 2017

Project title: S236 Assessing the efficacy of mitigation options for diffuse water pollution from agriculture

BGS supervisor: Sean Burke

University supervisor: Ian Foster and Naomi Holmes (University of Northampton)

After her PhD Matilda worked as a Geomorphologist for the Environment Agency.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matilda-biddulph-1734ba84/

Project title: S233 Adaptive large-scale mantle convection simulations

BGS supervisor: John Ludden

University supervisor: Tiffany Barry  and Emmanuil Georgoulis (University of Leicester)

After his PhD Samuel worked for the University of Leicester as a Research Software Engineering Specialist.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-cox/

Project title: S231 Novel approaches for speciating and tracing the metabolism of phosphorus in groundwater and surface water

BGS supervisor: Daren Gooddy

University supervisor: Ben Surridge, Peter Wynn and Andrew Folkard (University of Lancaster)

Project title: S282 Petrological constraints on the structure of Icelandic volcanic systems

BGS supervisor: Evgenia Ilyinskaya

University supervisor: John Maclennan, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-nolan-683ba963/

Project title: S241 Development of a UAV-based landslide monitoring system

BGS supervisor: Jonathan Chambers

University supervisor: Pauline Miller, Newcastle, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Project title: S244 U-Series constraints on the evolution of the Green River (Utah) natural analogue for geological carbon storage

BGS supervisor: Dan Condon

University supervisor: Mike Bickle, Cambridge, Earth Sciences

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-turner-08842a5a

Project title: S239 The rock record of the British Cretaceous

BGS supervisor: Andrew Newell and Mark Woods

University supervisor: Michael Benton, Bristol.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-walker-4231b5122/

Project title: S246 The Mid Jurassic plankton explosion

BGS supervisor: Jim Riding

University supervisor: Professor Nick Butterfield, University of Cambridge.

BUFI alumni 2016

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-boyd-4b7baa131

Project title: S209 Understanding the evolution of the Syrtis Major volcanic complex (Mars) and comparison with volcanoes in the Afar Rift system (Earth)

BGS supervisor: Charlotte Vye-Brown

University supervisor: Matt Balme, Open University, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Project title: S224 Glacier-to-foreland hydrological coupling at a maritime glacier

BGS supervisor: Jez Everest

University supervisor: Martin Kirkbride, University of Dundee, Urban Water Technology

Project title: 214.2 Micro-structural analysis of time-variant evolution in pore geometry of cement materials during carbonation

BGS supervisor: Chris Rochelle

University supervisor: A Hall, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

Project title: S223 Development and application of geophysical proxies for imaging geotechnical property changes during development of near surface shear zones

BGS supervisor: Dave Gunn

University supervisor: John Hughes, University of Newcastle, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Project title: S206 Early Ediacaran biotas of Charnwood Forest (UK): assembly of the first macroscopic marine communities

BGS supervisor: Phil Wilby

University supervisor: Nick Butterfield, Cambridge

Project title: S237 Public perception of shale gas extraction technology

BGS supervisor: Mike Stephenson

University supervisor: Sarah O’Hara, University of Nottingham, School of Geography

Project title: S218.2 Late quaternary palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania) using stable isotopes

BGS supervisor: Melanie Leng

University supervisor: Dr Matt Jones, University of Nottingham

What were they doing in 2016? Isotope Geochemist with BGS at the NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory.

BGS staff profile

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-lacey-41034a41

Project title: S198 Late Quaternary volcanism and climate of southern Patagonia

BGS supervisor: Katy Mee

University supervisor: Prof David Pyle and Dr Tasmin Mather, Oxford, Earth Sciences and Environment

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanlachowycz

Project title: S210 Mineralogy and geochemistry of ultramafic rocks for mineral CO2 sequestration

BGS supervisor: Mike Styles, Jon Naden and Simon Kemp

University supervisor: Matther Hall, Nottingham

What were they doing in 2016? Environmental Mineralogist at the British geological Survey.

After completing her PhD Alicia continued in her role at the British Geological Survey.

BGS staff profile

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-lacinska-4384238

Project title: S229 Glaciation of the North Sea Basin: integrating evidence from basin-scale 3D seismic geomorphology, site surveys, boreholes and adjacent land areas

BGS supervisor: Carol Cotterill

University supervisor: Mads Huuse, University of Manchester, School of Earth Sciences and Geography

Project title: S219 Investigating the Controls on Critical Metal Distribution within Intrusion-Centred Mineralization: Chalkidiki Peninsula, N. Greece

BGS supervisor: Paul Lusty

University supervisor: Steve Roberts, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre

Project title: S204.2 Geogenic arsenic attributable health risks in UK and the European Union

BGS supervisor: Michael Watts

University supervisor: David Polya, Manchester

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhian-rees-owen-32655664

Project title: S221 Millennial-scale variability in ice-ocean-climate interaction in the sub-Antarctic south west Atlantic – a multi-proxy study of intermediate water production and Patagonian ice-sheet variability over the last glacial

BGS supervisor: Sev Kender

University supervisor: David A Hodell, Cambridge

Project title: S232 Seismological insights into the building of the Lesser Antilles Arc

BGS supervisor: Brian Baptie

University supervisor: M Kendall, Bristol

Project title: S226 Using earthquake seismology to track transient convective circulation beneath the British Isles

University supervisor: Nicky White, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences

Project title: S220 Peat’s secret archive: reconstructing the North Atlantic storm frequency and volcanic eruption history of the last 10,000 years

BGS supervisor: Tom Bradwell (moved to University of Stirling during Helena’s PhD)

University supervisor: Tom Bradwell and Robert McCulloch, University of Stirling, Natural Sciences

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helena-stewart-00a0ba111

Project title: S213 Dissolution processes at the CO2/brine interface change challenge

BGS supervisor: Chris Rochelle

University supervisor: Henry Power University of Nottingham

Project title: S225 Geological controls on the distribution and abundance of invertebrate groundwater

BGS supervisor: Louise Maurice

University supervisor: Roehampton, Life Sciences

BUFI alumni 2015

Project title: S211 Carbon capture and storage: Factors influencing public attitudes

BGS supervisor: John Rees

University supervisor: Professor David Clarke, Professor Brigitte Nerlich and Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, University of Nottingham

Project title: S208 Targeting elevated concentrations of mid and heavy rare earth elements in alkaline provinces

BGS supervisor: Gus Gunn

University supervisor: Frances Wall, University of Exeter Camborne School of Mines, Mining Geology

What were they doing in 2016? Part of the SoS RARE research project at Exeter University which is part of the NERC Security of Supply of Minerals (SoS) Programme.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-broom-fendley-b03b1073

Project title: S200 From Castle to Quarry – The Characterisation of Historic Mortars with a Focus on Provenance

BGS supervisor: A Leslie

University supervisor: John Hughes, Paisley

Project title: S205 Investigating organo-mineral suspended sediment dynamics as controls on phosphorus export from instrumented agricultural test catchments

BGS supervisor: Barry Rawlins

University supervisor: Kevin Hiscock, University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences

After his PhD Richard began working as a Senior Research Associate at UEA on the DEFRA funded River Wensum Demonstration Test Catchment project

University of East Anglia staff profile

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/richard-cooper/67/462/955

Project title: S216 Improving the utility of LA-ICP-MS for isotope ratio environmentals1

BGS supervisor: Matt Horstwood

University supervisor: Barry Sharp, University of Loughborough, Chemistry

After his PhD Grant took a postdoctoral research post through Marie-Curie Initial Training Network based at ThermoScientific, Bremen, Germany.

Project title: S207 Climatic cyclicity and environmental interactions in proximal continental basins: Implications for ground water flow

BGS supervisor: Tony Milodowski

University supervisor: Stu Clark, University of Keele, School of Earth Sciences and Geography

Project title: S167.2 Engaging communities on geohazards: seeking community-centred approaches to reducing vulnerability to geohazards in the Solomon Islands

BGS supervisor: Susanne Sargeant

University supervisor: Melissa Butcher, Open University, Social Sciences

Project title: S186 Hydrogeophysics of a restless volcano

BGS supervisor: Alan Hughes

University supervisor: Jo Gottsmann, University of Bristol, Earth Sciences

After his PhD Brioch started as a Post Doctorate Research Associate in Computational Volcanology on the VUELCO (Volcanic unrest in Europe and Latin America) project.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brioch-hemmings-28a83a77

Project title: S202 Dietary mineral deficiencies in Sub-Saharan Africa

BGS supervisor: Louise Ander, Michael Watts

University supervisor: Scott Young, Martin Broadley, University of Nottingham, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

NORA: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/view/author/7205.html

Project title: S215 Rock Alteration in the Chemically Disturbed Zone of a Geological Disposal Facility for Radioactive Waste

BGS supervisor: Tony Milodowski

University supervisor: G Shaw, University of Nottingham, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Project title: S190 The effects of gas stream impurities and reservoir mineralogy on in-situ carbonation for long-term geological storage of carbon dioxide

BGS supervisor: Keith Bateman

University supervisor: David Large, University of Nottingham, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Project title: S203 The impact of hyper-alkaline fluids from a geological radioactive waste repository on the biological and physical characteristics of the host rock environment

BGS supervisor: Julie West

University supervisor: John Lloyd, University of Manchester, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science

After her PhD Sarah joined the CoG3 research project at Bangor University which is part of the NERC Security of Supply of Minerals (SoS) Programme.

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

BGS supervisor: Mike Styles and Jon Naden

University supervisor: Gawen Jenkins, University of Leicester

After her PhD Amy took a post with Fleet Oil Ltd contracted to Baker Hughes Upstream Chemicals.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-stephen-48677395/

Project title: S199 Evaluating the role of community-based monitoring in improving the mitigation of natural hazards: a case study on Montserrat, West Indies

BGS supervisor: Sue Loughlin

University supervisor: East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences

Project title: S111 Current mechanisms and future patterns of stone decay in cleaned sandstone and granite buildings

BGS supervisor: Martin Gillespie

University supervisor: John Hughes, University of Paisley

What were they doing in 2016? After her PhD Marta became Director at UK Stone Doctor.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmartazurakowska

BUFI alumni 2014

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

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nicola-ashton/85/775/206

Project title: S101 3D geological and geodynamic evolution of the Northumberland Trough Region

BGS supervisor: Gary Kirby

University supervisor: Stuart Clark and Stuart Egan (Keele University)

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jochembijkerk

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nia-blackwell/52/902/a27

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.

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/raquelbragacardoso

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-hahn-70331847/

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nyree-hill/69/a47/120

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/barbara-hofmann/74/8aa/363

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.

Keele University Basin Dynamics Research Group – Alumni

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

BGS supervisor: Christopher 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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekhan

ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicole_Khan

Rutgers University profile

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).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-mathers-199034b0

University of Glasgow profile

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/andy-merritt/55/a67/53b

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.

University of Southampton profile

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-orme-4839ab102

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-parvaz-56101730/

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Parvaz

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-jane-phelan-ph-d/7b/a45/34b

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.

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rosie-smithells-86933840

University of Bergen profile

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/simon-tapster/55/8a3/60

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.

Academia profile

BUFI alumni 2013

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/hugh-anderson/29/8b7/587

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahebowley

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.

Profile

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/melanie-douarin/51/52b/a97

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.

Profile

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).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lucy-greenwood/41/92/27a

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rachel-jamieson/a4/b22/418

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gemma-kelly/33/795/510

Blog

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, Christopher Vane and Melanie Leng

University supervisor: Sarah Davies, University of Leicester, Geology

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.

Academia profile: http://newcastle.academia.edu/matthiaskunz

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

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-macdonald/33/b72/b35

Imperial College London profile: http://www.carbonateresearch.com/people/johnmacdonald

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-miles/71/585/140

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/henry-patton/4b/392/620

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-shore/84/43a/bb5

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

BGS supervisor: Andy Tye and Christopher 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).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jo-smith/57/ba5/429

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.

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