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Matthew Patrick Brady

Matthew  Patrick Brady

PhD Research Student

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 764912


I undertook my MEarthSci undergraduate masters degree at St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Nick Tosca and Dr. Rosalie Tostevin. I examined the relationship between the hydrated iron-phosphate mineral vivianite and the mid-Proterozoic biological pump. 

In Cambridge, I am examining another hydrated mineral, gypsum, to try and find geochemical proxy evidence for life. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a method which could apply the techniques we carry out in the lab on Mars. Also, I will be examining the systematics of the isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen of water as it evaporates, and how we can use these data to apply to palaeoclimate reconstructions.

I am passionate about science communication and education, and I have volunteered at various UK science events (including the Big Bang Science Fair and Royal Society Summer Exhibition). Please feel free to contact me with any outreach or education opportunities. I regularly contribute to the university science magazine, BlueSci. I am looking for interesting stories to cover!


Geochemistry ; Stable isotopes ; palaeoclimate reconstructions

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