Work and Education
January 2019–present: Research Assistant, The Open University, UK
October 2015–June 2019: PhD, The Open University, UK
October 2011–June 2015: BA/MSci, Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK
October 2010–March 2011: Assistant Astronomer, Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland, UK
Funding and Awards
I am currently a research assistant at the OU working on the Planmap project, which aims to provide highly informative geological maps of the three main bodies of interest for upcoming European space missions: Mercury, the Moon, and Mars. These maps will incorporate compositional, temporal, and ground truth data where available. My job is produce geomorphic maps based on spacecraft images that will be passed to international Planmap collaborators to add the compositional and temporal information to my geological interpretations. My first map (Hokusai quadrangle of Mercury) was completed as part of my PhD. I am now beginning a geological map of Mars.
So far, I have written papers and conference abstracts about geological mapping, volcanism, and potentially volatile-driven landform degradation on Mercury.
Educator on Open University 'Moons' MOOC (31/10/16–31/12/16).
Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society (10/04/19); Macclesfield Astronomical Society (17/07/18); The Sedgwick Club (13/11/17); The Friends of the Sedgwick Museum (10/10/17); The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (11/03/17); The Open University Astronomy Club (07/02/17); Science Uncovered at the Ulster Museum (30/09/16); Schools Young Physicists of the Year award ceremony (20/07/16); Open University Transit of Mercury Festival (09/05/16); Oxford University Department of Continuing Education 38th Annual Astronomy Weekend (16/04/16).
BBC TV appearance on 'The Sky at Night' (08/05/16); BBC Radio Three Counties interview about the transit of Mercury (09/05/16); Presenter for Open University Space Science Showcase at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (12/08/16–13/08/16).