Biography

I am a chemist by training, but developed a strong interest in the oceans during my undergraduate degree.  During my PhD, most of which was completed at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, I studied the chemistry of complex natural organic matter in estuarine conditions.  I then went on to investigate the fate of similar organic materials during alumina recovery from bauxite at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.  After returning to the UK, I spent some time at the University of Liverpool working on the analysis of iron and other trace metals in seawater.  In 1997 I moved to the University of East Anglia, where my research interests have developed into the fields of marine and atmospheric iodine biogeochemistry and the atmospheric transport of nutrients and trace metals and their impact on the marine carbon cycle.

Career

  • 1984-1987, University of Southampton, BSc (Hons), Chemistry with Oceanography, Upper Second Class
  • 1987-1992, University of Southampton, PhD, Marine Chemistry
  • 1992-1994, Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • 1995-1997, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Oceanography Laboratories, University of Liverpool
  • 1997-2005, Senior Research Assistant, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 1999, Temporary Lecturer, Chemistry Department, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • 2005-2010, RCUK Academic Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 2010-2017, Reader in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 2017-present, Professor of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences. However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

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