I studied Geology and Geography at the University of Exeter, followed by a M.Sc. in Micropalaeontology at University College London, and a Ph.D at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. My doctoral research focused on the timing, and rates of evolution and extinction within planktonic foraminiferal faunas that resulted from the marked accentuation of glacial-interglacial climatic variability following the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation 2.5 million years. I then moved to the University of Cambridge, where I worked on several postdoctoral research contracts with Nick Shackleton investigating aspects of the Late Quaternary history of North Atlantic ocean circulation over various timescales. In 2000 I was appointed to a position in the School of Environmental Sciences. My principal research interests relate to micropalaeontology and the use of the microfossil record in palaeoceanographic studies of climate change. These issues are generally interdisciplinary in nature, involving aspects of climatology, ecology, micropalaeontology, geochemistry, oceanography, and sedimentology, and involve the examination of processes that range from seasonal to multidecadal to multimillennial.

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Quantifying cold extremes in a glacial world  


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