I am Project Officer in the Ar lab in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and am reposonsible for the day to day operation and activity of the Argon-Argon and Noble Gas Research Laboratory and for managing the external work undertaken by the laboratory.
My research has been largely focused on the Ar dating of basalts, focusing on the Faroe Islands, where Paleocene-Eocene basalts are associated with the North Atlantic Large Igneous Province and the initial opening of the North Atlantic Ocean. I am currently involved in range of research on going in the lab and in the development of the techniques and applications of the laser based Ar dating and noble gas research at the Open University.
I am radiation protection supervisor for work undertaken in the Gass and Wolfson Buildings on campus and for work using the portable XRF equipment.
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