I am a chemist by trade. I did my PhD at the University of Glasgow specialising in organic geochemistry where I used stable isotope signatures, e.g. 13C/12C and D/H ratios, and biomarkers to reconstruct Icelandic and North Atlantic Holocene climate variability. Now my interests lie in the development of new measurement techniques and applications of light stable isotopes (13C, 2H, 18O and 15N), as well as the standardisation of such measurements.
- March 2016 - present
Head of the Stable Isotope Laboratory (BGC-IsoLab)
- Nov. 2012 - March 2016
Post doctoral research associate and lab manager at the Birmingham Molecular Climatology Laboratory; University of Birmingham, UK
- Sept. 2008 - June 2012
Ph.D. at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK;
"Palaeoclimate reconstructions from Arctic and Nordic Shelf Seas: development and application of multiple biomarker proxies"; Supervisor: Dr James Bendle
- August 2007 - August 2008
Scientist in the Organic Geochemistry Group (PI: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rullkötter) at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM); Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg; Germany
- Oct 2003 - July 2007
Study of Chemistry (Diplom) at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg; Germany.