After pursuing BSc and MRes degrees in Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth, I completed a PhD in Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh (School of Physics and Astronomy). It was here, studying how geochemistry influences habitability on Mars, that I became fascinated with extraterrestrial brines. You can download a copy of my thesis, titled The habitability of aqueous environments on Mars at this link.
I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of St Andrews between 2016 and 2019, investigating geochemistry and the capture of biosignatures in low-temperature brines relevant to the ocean worlds, both from an experimental and field perspective.
I made the move to Open University in February 2020, where I am further developing and expanding on this work.