Research Interests

I’m a Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences at the University of Wollongong. I am also the Academic Program Director for the BSc. (Geology) degree and manage UOW’s Geoanalytical Lab (XRF/XRD).

I study the evolution of plate boundaries. This includes research on the record of magmatism, metamorphism and deformation that take place during mountain building and plate break-up.

My research involves field and laboratory studies, and using such data to develop digital maps and animations that show how plate boundaries and palaeogeographic conditions have changed through time. I also work with biologists to understand how plate tectonics can influence landscapes and associated evolutionary changes in organisms.

Potential graduate students are encouraged to contact me [email:]