- Professor of Applied Geology (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)
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What do I do?
I am a stable isotope geochemist, specializing in applied geological studies. I manage the Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF) here at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). This Facility is funded by competitive bid through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Services and Facilities, and we are part of NERC’s National Capability. The Facility offers access to all UK University and Institute departments to SUERC’s international-class suite of stable isotope systems, through NERC peer-reviewed application (see the ICSF website) or approved pilot study. One of my principal tasks is to train PhD students who undertake extensive programmes of stable isotope analyses resulting from approved projects. In this effort, I am fortunate to be aided by Mrs. Alison McDonald, who is ICSF’s dedicated technician.
I have a strong commitment to the public dissemination of data, particularly through publication in peer-reviewed journals. I thank the many colleagues and their students who have worked with me through ICSF over the years. Their hard work has contributed strongly to the quality of my publication list.