I am Associate Professor of Palaeoclimatology in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, UK and a member of the new Centre for Past Climate Change initiative at the university. I moved to the University of Reading in August 2013.
Prior to that I was a lecturer and then senior lecturer in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol in the School of Geographical Sciences. I maintain visiting academic status at the University of Bristol where I co-supervise several PhD students and maintain collaborations with colleagues in the BRIDGE group (Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment).
I have a varied scientific background, having completed a four-year undergraduate degree in physics from Imperial College, London, and then undertaking a doctoral studentship at the University of Oxford in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, in optically stimulated luminescence dating of geological/archaeological sediments.