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My role is to undertake preliminary characterisation and classification of the new UK Antarctic meteorite collection, performing research studies and publishing and communicating project outcomes.

The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica Project is exploring new Meteorite Stranding Zones in Antarctica for meteorites that are encapsulated within ice. The first field season to Antarctica in December 2018 recovered 36 meteorites from the surface of blue ice fields in the Antarctic interior. The second field season will start in December 2019.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Elected Council member and Finance Committee member of the Royal Astronomical Society
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
Member of the Meteoritical Society
Member of the British Interplanetary Society

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, "X-ray and electron microanalyses of a martian breccia and comet 81P/Wild 2 samples", University of Leicester

… → 10 Dec 2018

Master in Science, Planetary Science, University College London (UCL)

… → 30 Sept 2014

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Nottingham

Areas of expertise

  • QE Geology
  • Meteorites
  • Planetary
  • Mars
  • Comets
  • Stardust
  • QC Physics
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Synchrotron techniques


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