Scientific outreach is an important part of my academic career. If you are interested in chatting, please contact me.
I have visited primary and high schools talking to students about geophysics, as well as writing science articles for the general public – I would love the opportunity to this more, and will be looking to hold more public talks and discussions in the future. If you are interested, please contact me.
In 2017 I lead outreach at Whitworth Park School (in Spennymoor, UK) to 150 students aged between 13-14 years old and Holystone Primary School (in Holystone, UK) to 53 students aged 9-10 years old. In both programs I discussed how geophysics is relevant in the world.
Public Talk example:
2019 24. Lifelong Learning, Newcastle, UK. 23. Saturday Morning Science, Durham University, UK. 22. Celebrating Excellence, Durham University, UK. Ada Lovelace Workshop, Sienna, Italy (declined). GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, USA (declined). 2018 21. University of Glasgow, School of Geographical and Earth Science, Glasgow, Scotland. 20. Liverpool University, Department of Earth Sciences, Liverpool, UK 19. ETH Zurich, Department of Geosciences, Zurich, Switzerland. 18. Marie Skłodowska Curie workshop, Durham University, UK. 17. London Lectures, Geological Society, London, UK. 16. Study of the Earth's Deep Interior Conference, SEDI2018, Edmonton, Canada 15. Imperial College, Department of Earth Sciences, London, UK. 2017 14. Marie Skłodowska Curie workshop, Durham University, UK. 13. School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. 12. The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, Norway. 11. Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Canada. 10. Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, UK. 2016 9. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales. 8. Department of Geology, Hull University, UK. 7. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada. 2015 6. Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, UK. 5. Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution Workshop, Halifax, Canada. 4. Central Asian Tectonics and W Pacific Geodynamics Conference, Wuhan, China. 2014 3. Deep Carbon Observatory Modelling Workshop, Washington, DC, USA. 2009 2. Boston College Seminar Series, Boston, MA, USA 2008 1. Boston College Seminar Series, Boston, MA, USA
(18 oral & 22 poster presentations as first author) First author and poster presentation, unless stated. Co-author: italics; Oral presentation: +. Arthur Holmes Meeting (London, UK): 2016+, 2016. American Geophysical Union (Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA): 2006, 2010+, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2014+, 2014, 2015, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2019. American Geophysical Union (Joint Assembly, Montreal, QB, Canada): 2015+, 2015+, 2015+, 2015. Brewer-Wilson Seminar Series (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada): 2011+, 2012+, 2013+, 2014+. Canadian Geophysical Union (Joint Assembly, Ottawa, ON, Canada): 2010+. European Geosciences Union (Spring Meeting, Vienna, Austria): 2011, 2015+, 2015+, 2017, 2018, 2018, 2018, 2018, 2019+, 2019, 2019, 2019, 2019. Geodynamics Seminar Series (Durham University, Durham, UK): 2017+. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC, USA; Denver, CO, USA): 2012, 2016+. Gordon Research Conference (Interior of the Earth, South Hadley, MA, USA): 2013, 2013, 2017. Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics Workshop (Davis, California): 2012. RockFest Seminar Series (University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada): 2013+, 2014+, 2015+. Structural Geology Seminar Series (Durham University, Durham, UK): 2017+. Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior (Leeds, UK): 2012, 2019+.
For the most part, I engage with people on Twitter and in comment sections.
Working and studying in three different countries has given me the confidence to be an effective communicator, a skill highlighted by the University of Toronto in receiving the Van Kranendonk Teaching Assistant Award (a merit based accolade given out by undergraduate recommendations). During my PhD, I had the opportunity to give geophysics lectures (to over 100 students) and to develop undergraduate geophysics problem sets.
To expand my communication skills, I have undertaken an ‘Effective Communication for Physicists’ course and have spent an afternoon at a Primary School talking to children about rocks and minerals as part of my own career development (and independent from my studies). My public speaking skills have also been noted by Boston College, where I gave public lectures in 2008 and 2009 (by invitation).