Brief Bio

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Education and Employment

2010 – present: Research Associate, Virtual Planetary Laboratory & Astronomy Department, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A.
Advisor: Prof Vikki Meadows

2008 – 2010: NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, NASA Ames Research Center, California, U.S.A.
Advisor: Dr Kevin Zahnle

2003 – 2008: PhD, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, U.K.
Thesis: Bistability of atmospheric oxygen, the Great Oxidation and climate
Supervisors: Prof. Tim Lenton and Prof. Andy Watson FRS.

1999 – 2003: BSc(Hons) Meteorology and Oceanography, Class I, Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, University of East Anglia, U.K.
Including academic year 2001 – 2002 as Exchange Student, University of Colorado, USA.

Professional Service

Reviewer for:
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Geophysical Research Letters
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Session organiser for:
AGU Fall Meeting 2010: P03 - Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres
Goldschmidt 2010: 01e - Mantle-Atmosphere Interactions on Earth and Beyond

Panel member for:
NASA Planetary Atmospheres program review panel, 2010.
NASA Astrobiology Science, Technology & Engineering Program (ASTEP) review, 2010

Science Team member for:
European Venus Explorer (EVE) mission.

Major Grants

2010 – 2014: NASA Planetary Atmospheres Grant (US$300,000)
2008 – 2010: NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship (US$120,000)

See also...

...a list of recent and future talks. CV [pdf]