Dr Anna Joy Drury

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow

Woman with long hair standing in front of a lake and hills.

School/Department: Geography, Geology and the Environment, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3624


Address: Bennett Building, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH


My research interests span palaeoceanography, geochemistry and stratigraphy, with a strong focus on understanding Cenozoic climate evolution and dynamics. My research combines high-resolution multi-proxy sedimentological and geochemical records with stratigraphy, astrochronology and core image processing techniques on deep sea sediments. I have expertise in XRF core scanning, stable isotope and trace element analyses on foraminifera and bulk sediment, as well as scanning electron microscopy.

Marine archives recovered by IODP and its predecessors underpin my research. I was part of the Expedition Science Party on IODP Expeditions 363 (Western Pacific Warm Pool; 2016) and 378 (South Pacific Paleogene Climate; 2020). My research involves collating, integrating and visualising extensive datasets. To assist with this, I helped develop Code for Ocean Drilling Data (CODD) to facilitate analysis of ocean drilling data and the creation of composite core images. I also worked on the Earthsequencing Image Database, which enables rapid access to the IODP core image archive.


Research Interests

Palaeoceanography, geochemistry, foraminifera, (cyclo)stratigraphy, astrochronology

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