I am currently a Doctoral PhD student, part of Bristol Glaciology Centre, University of Bristol.
My main research is focused on the nutrients and biogeochemistry of glacial flour. The project is funded by the Cabot Institute. We are investigating the potential of the glacial flour to be used as a novel fertiliser in the developing world.
This research involves many collaborations, spanning both Geographical (Prof Jemma Wadham) and Biological Sciences (Prof Alistair Hetherington) here at University of Bristol. The laboratory investigation involves work within both departments, supported by LOWTEX, Bristol Glaciology Centre and the GroDome, Life Sciences. The project also involves external collaboration, Geosciences (Dr Jon Telling), Newcastle University.
I also have research interests in marine biology and environmental microbiology.
Aside from environmental research, I am also interested in human physiology when in extreme environments, from diving to high altitude mountaineering - even space travel.