2008 - 2012 MSci in Geology, The University of Bristol.
2009 - One month working on a lab-based project at the University of Bristol supervised by Prof. Phil Donoghue examining the evolution of teeth and jaws in early jawed vertebrates. This project included a visit to the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland to use the SLS Synchrotron.
2010 - Six weeks working on a project at the University of Bristol to examine methods of capturing morphological disparity, cosupervised by Prof. Phil Donoghue and Dr Marcello Ruta. During the project I was trained on a variety of computer programs such as Ginkgo, Past and MorphoJ. I am lead author on the project write-up which is currently in review. I also attended the New Phytologist conference which took place in Bristol titled ‘The colonisation of the terrestrial environment’.
2011 - Awarded a Nuffield Grant to support two months of work titled ‘Plant evolutionary disparity and the independent origin of complex multicellular organisms’. I also attended the New Phytologist conference which took place in Bristol titled ‘The colonisation of the terrestrial environment’
2012 - Completed my masters disseration titled, ‘Independent origins of multicellularity and the exploration of organismal disparity’ the results of which are currently being written up for publication.
New Phytologist conference titled ‘The colonisation of the terrestrial environment’ Bristol 2010