School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Geology PhD students

Name Email Research theme Research title
Neil Adams  Evolution and Past Environments Out from the shadow of the dinosaurs? Dietary diversity and niche partitioning in Cretaceous and Palaeocene mammals
Bob Bamberg Solid Earth The physical and mechanical properties of natural fault zones in basaltic volcanic rocks
Lewis Banks  Solid Earth  Advancing micro-analytical isotopic and trace-element ICP-MS techniques for future applications to ore genesis and exploration
Rachel Belben  Evolution and Past Environments
The anatomy, function and evolutionary history of the pterosaur bauplan - a taphonomic approach
Jessica Berry Solid Earth An integrated accessory mineral approach to understanding post-subduction magmas and mineralisation
Daniel Bowden-Haynes Solid Earth Catastrophic emplacement and depositional processes during large asteroid impacts: lithofacies analysis and applied volcanology, Manicouagan (Canada) and Chicxulub (Mexico)
Kate Canham Solid Earth Controls on the metallurgy of sulfide mineralisation of the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex
John Cartwright Evolution and Past Environments
Sedimentology of the Middle Jurassic of Northamptonshire (MPhil)
Rose Clarke Solid Earth Post-subduction magmatism and mineralisation: the Tuvatu gold deposit, Fiji
Will Crabbe Evolution and Past Environments Growth, form and function in problematic Cambrian paraconodonts
Efeoghene Enaworu  Solid Earth  Pore to field scale rock typing and reservoir characterisation
Vlad-Victor Ene  Solid Earth  Magmatic evolution of a gold telluride district - Metaliferi Mountains, Romania
Alice Fugagnoli Contemporary Environments
Plastic, a new anthropogenic component of the geological cycle: its chemical and physical behaviour and transformation
Gregor Hahn  Solid Earth  High-temperature deformation of tuffs at explosive volcanoes: a field and structural investigation
Stephen Himson  Evolution and Past Environments
Are invasive species ('neobiota') a biostratigraphical and biological marker of the Anthropocene?
Rachael Holmes Evolution and Past Environments  Tracing the geological signature of a human-induced transformation of the biosphere in Indonesia
Tayyaba Khurram  Solid Earth  Bottom-up analysis for resource estimation of the Bowland-Hodder shale gas unit using an improved model for TOC
Hedwig Krawczyk Evolution and Past Environments SIOPACT - Developing a 250 year climate record for the Southeastern Indian Ocean sector of the Indo-PACific warm pool and its global climate Teleconnections 
Bethan McCarroll Solid Earth
Impact-cratering in Scotland: field investigation of the emplacement, sedimentology and environmental effects of a major impact-event
Anna McGairy Evolution and past Environments
The early Palaeozoic evolution of Vietnam
Edward McGowen Solid Earth Eruption source vents and subsidence patterns in exhumed caldera volcanoes, English Lake District
Michael Morton  Evolution and Past Environments
Integrated sedimentology and isotope geochemistry of a world-class source rock in the Black Sea
Walid Naciri  Evolution and Past Environments
Unlocking Past and Present Climatic and Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Change Influencing Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (Borneo, Malaysia)
Christopher Nedza  Evolution and Past Environments
Pigmented and organically preserved soft-bodied fossils – using taphonomic mode to interpret anatomy
Martha Papadopoulou  Solid Earth  Investigating the long term evolution of intraplate basalt magmatism in Mongolia
Pariyakorn Petkaew  Solid Earth  4D imaging of the fault zone environments in North of Thailand using ambient seismic noise
Alexander Rutson Solid Earth Unpicking global mantle convection influences from the local: investigating asthenospheric versus lithospheric constraints on the evolution of landscapes
Abdulaziz Samkari  Solid Earth  Development of the Red Sea rift system: the role of pre-existing structure on the western margin of Saudi Arabia
Chris Stockey Evolution and Past Environments Ecological drivers and evolutionary patterns: diet, feeding, evolution and extinction in conodonts
George Stonadge Solid Earth 
Accessory Minerals as Fertility Indicators in Copper Porphyry Deposit Formation
James Symons Solid Earth Understanding and mitigating the environmental impacts of metal ore processing wastes from “green” solvents 
Erin Thompson Solid Earth Primary controls on the emplacement of mineralised magmatic units in the northern Bushveld Complex
Lauren Tuffield   Solid Earth Fertility of subduction and post subduction magmatism associated with porphyry- and epithermal-Cu-Au mineralisation in the Aegean using zircon geochronology and geochemistry 
Lara Tritton Solid Earth A geometallurgical approach to maximising value of Te, Bi, and W by-products at Björkdal Gold Mine, Sweden
Laura Ward  Solid Earth  Crustal controls on craton-margin magmatic ore deposits: insights from south eastern Africa
Bernhard Weise  Solid Earth  Joint inversion of magnetotelluric, seismic and gravity data
Cara Wells Solid Earth Melt fragmentation during giant impact events: a volcanological approach
Yannick Withoos  Solid Earth  Hazardous explosive eruptions at a flooded caldera volcano, Philippines
Yasmin Yonan  Evolution and Past Environments
The marine Anthropocene and the law of the sea
Manlin Zhang Evolution and Past Environments Unlocking Western Tropical Indian Ocean temperature and hydroclimate back to the Little Ice Age and the Holocene, reconstructed from coral geochemistry

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