Scotland is Now Blog

I’ve written a blog post on some of the recent work in the coral lab for VisitScotland’s Scotland is Now website. Read about a little piece of the tropics in St. Andrews here.



New posts in biomineralisation

We’ve just advertised 2 posts to recruit a PDRA and a RA/PDRA for the lab. The 2 posts are:

Post-doctoral research fellow (3 years) on the NERC funded project ‘Trace element and isotope partitioning in carbonates in simulated biological environments’.

Post-graduate research assistant (9 months) on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘The control of coral biomineralisation’ .

To apply for either post go here and search for posts in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. For further information contact me at na9 at Closing date 22 October 2018.

NERC funding

August 2018 – Really pleased to hear that my latest standard grant application to NERC has been funded. It’s a 3 year project, ‘Trace element and isotope partitioning in carbonates in simulated biological environments‘, in collaboration with Kirsty Penkman and Roland Kroger (both University of York), Matthieu Clog (University of Glasgow) and Adrian Finch (University of St. Andrews). We’ll be recruiting a post-doc for the project shortly.

Teaching innovation

May 2018 –  I’m the recipient of this years University of St. Andrews Student Association award for Innovative Teaching. I was nominated by my students which was really satisfying!

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