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Ms Emily Swaby

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I am a PhD research student in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at The Open University (since 2020), and funded by CENTA NERC.

I received First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Palaeontology at the University of Portsmouth (2015 - 2018) and was awarded the Palaeontological Association Project Prize for the best BSc (Hons) Palaeontology dissertation; my undergraduate thesis investigated the taphonomy of ammonites from the Toarcian Whitby Mudstone Formation, North Yorkshire. I was also awarded the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists/The Palynology Society (AASP/TPS) Student Award, and the Palaeontological Association Prize for excellence in the associated undergraduate modules. 

I undertook a stand-alone one year Masters degree at the University of Manchester (2018 - 2020) and received an MPhil for a thesis that focused on a revision of Temnodontosaurus crassimanus (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) from the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) of Whitby, Yorkshire, UK. This research formed the basis of my first scientific paper, published in the journal Historical Biology (https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2020.1826469).

Research interests

My current research activities are focused on the effect of the Toarcian (Early Jurassic) extreme environmental change on insects.