Lecturer in Palaeontology.
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
University College Cork, Ireland.
Palaeobotanist. Palaeontologist. Science Educator.
Environmental change, both past and present, is imprinted on the plants. By studying the plants of prehistory, I aim to uncover how life on Earth has responded to past intervals of extreme warming.
I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from Monash University, Australia.
From 2012 to 2017, I was Associate Lecturer of Palaeontology and Sedimentary Geology and Postdoctoral Researcher at Monash University.
From 2017 to 2021, I was a researcher at the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm, Sweden), where I explored the responses of fossil plants to extreme environmental changes.
Since early 2022, I have been based at University College Cork, where my team and I have been investigating the extinction and recovery trends of flora during the most devastating mass extinctions of all time.
I am Associate Editor for Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.