I am a research student in the Planetary and Space Sciences discipline of the Department of Physical Sciences at the Open University.
My research regards the recent detections of methane on Mars and the different ways that this methane could have been produced, focussing on the possibility of methane hydrate clathrates acting as a buffer from older and deeper deposits.
I am also part of the team developing the UVIS instrument, part of the NOMAD package for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. This involves various testing schemes and the construction of pre-flight prototypes.
Coming to my PhD from a career in teaching, I retain my interest in education and pedagogy and hope to apply my skills and experience within the planetary science and higher education sector. I currently undertake some outreach for the OU but am also a nationally registered STEM Ambassador.
MSc Space Technology and Planetary Exploration, University of Surrey
PGDE, University of Edinburgh
BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Edinburgh
Mars surface, atmospheric, subsurface etc...
last updated 26-Oct-2012