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Department of Earth Sciences

Igneous petrology


2015 - Present: PhD candidate in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge (Jesus College), UK.

2014 - 2015: MSc Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK.

2010 - 2014: MEarthSc, University of Oxford (University College), UK.


My research interests lie at the interface between igneous petrology and economic application.  I am looking at ‘Late-stage magmatic liquids and ore deposits’, which incorporates aspects of petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry and experimental petrology. 

My current focus is on the movement of immiscible Fe- and Si-rich fluid phases through a crystal mush, a process which has significant implications for ore-bearing layered intrusions.  The aim is to apply new understanding of high-temperature emulsions to the Skaergaard Intrusion and the Upper Zone of the Bushveld Complex.


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Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Professor Marian Holness

Dr Jens Andersen

Dr Madeleine Humphreys

Prof Troels Nielsen 

Research Student
 Victoria C. Honour

Contact Details

Email address: 
Downing Street
+44 (0) 1223 33441