University of Leicester
Relating Changes in Melt Genesis to Dynamic Conditions of the Demise of a Continental Arc; Antarctic Peninsula Arc
- Tiffany Barry
- Cat Greenfield
- Dan Smith
- Phil Leat
- Teal Riley
- John Smellie
The project will be primarily looking at better understanding geochemical variation, temporally and spatially in relation to the changing dynamics through the demise of the arc – ridge-subduction and subsequent slab window formation. And using this to construct a 3D model of the tectonics over time.
I completed an MGeol at the University of Leicester, my masters projected focused on the Antarctic Peninsula and worked as a preliminary study for my PhD.
Why did you choose doctoral research?
I have always loved the challenge of research, of piecing together the story from existing research and new data to better understand what I’m looking at. It was a great opportunity to get where I want to, to get experience and training.
Why did you choose CENTA?
CENTA offer a lot of opportunities for training, and I really like that aspect of it. It gives me as many opportunities as possible to learn and grow.
In the future I’m hoping to become a lecturer/researcher, I’m hoping that I can gain plenty experience working with students and have training opportunities to help as a career researcher.