I am a Professor and Western Australian Fellow at the Centre for Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia.
I studied up to MSc level in the UK, then moved to the USA to do a PhD, went to Melbourne to do a Postdoc and take up a teaching and research position at Monash University before moving to Toulouse, France where I had a position withe the Institute de Recherche pour le Developpement, and most recently came to Perth in 2013.
My scientific interests revolve around microstructure studies (the Elle platform), integration of geology and geophysics in 3D (the Loop/MinEx CRC project), and the tectonics and metallogenesis of the West African and Guyanese Cratons (WAXI & SAXI). My recently completed Western Australian Fellowship was focused on improving the links between geological and geophysical data analysis in 3D via analysis of the geological and topological uncertainty.
Tectonics and Metallogenesis of the West African Craton
Tectonics and Metallogenesis of North-East South America
3D Geological Modelling
The WAXI and SAXI projects are primarilly funded by AMIRA International industry consortiums, and the MinEx CRC is a partnership between industry and the Australian Government. The recently annouced DARE ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre brings together a diverse range of industry partners to work on analysing risk in a natural science context. I am also involved in a MRIWA industry/state government collaboration on the Paterson Orogen, and a follow-up project related to numerical and analogue modelling of Basins has just received ARC and MRIWA funding, with further industry support.
I am involved in teaching microstructures and thegeological interpretation of geophsyical datasets.
I regularly teach a course to professionals on the geological interpretation of regional geophysical datasets.
Click here to watch a video on the Capacity Building activities of WAXI.