Research Staff

Jamie Wilkinson Jamie Wilkinson LODE Director
Research Leader in Mineral Deposits,
Natural History Museum

Paul Schofield

Paul Schofield Researcher, Natural History Museum

Richard Herrington Richard Herrington Head of Earth Sciences,
Natural History Museum
Alla Dolgopolova Alla Dolgopolova Researcher, Natural History Museum
Robin Armstrong Robin Armstrong Researcher, Mining Sector Consultancy Leader
Natural History Museum
Reimar Seltmann Reimar Seltmann, CERCAMS Head
Research Leader
Natural History Museum
Yannick Buret Yannick Buret LODE Laboratory Manager,Natural History Museum Dominik Weiss Dominik Weiss Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, Imperial College London
William Brownscombe William Brownscombe Researcher, Natural History Museum Philippa Mason Philippa Mason Honorary Lecturer, Remote sensing,Imperial College London
  Callum Wilson Research Assistant,
Natural History Museum

Matthew Loader

Matthew Loader Postdoctoral Research Associate (BHP Zircons), Natural History Museum

Simon Large

Simon Large Postdoctoral Research Associate (NERC-FAMOS), Natural History Museum  Simon Kocher

Simon Kocher Ores Curator, Natural History Museum

Current PhD Students

Chetan Nathwani

Chetan Nathwani

An integrated mineral systems approach to magmatic fertility in porphyry copper deposits: a district scale study at Quellaveco, Southern Peru
NERC-CASE SSCP DTP and Anglo American
Tom Matthews

Tom Matthews

Titanite as an indicator of porphyry copper fertility
NERC Industrial CASE and Rio Tinto

Ethan Tonks

Ethan Tonks

Controls on the distribution and chemistry of pyrophyllite-quartz alteration in high sulphidation epithermal ore deposits: developing vectoring and fertility tools for project assessment
Barrick Gold Corp
Jamie Kelly

Jamie Kelly

Development of reliable proxies to distinguish significantly mineralized sedimentary basins, enhancing the likely discovery of new sediment-hosted copper ± Co± V deposits
NERC-CASE Inspire DTP, University of Southampton and Schuepbach Energy
 Rebecca Strachan

Rebecca Strachan

Structural controls, geochemistry and geochronology of propylitic alteration in the Quellaveco District, Peru
NERC-CASE London DTP and Anglo American

Current MSci Students

Elin Jones
Katie McCann
Alfie Baines Sam Jackson
Philip Lupoli Simon Thornton

Past PhD Students

Emily Brugge
Apatite in porphyry systems and its applications in mineral exploration
NERC Industrial CASE and Rio Tinto
James Davey
Anomalous metal enrichment of basin brines in the Zambian Copperbelt: A comparison of fluid chemistry in contrasting sediment-hosted copper systems
NERC-CASE Spitfire DTP and Rio Tinto
Lisa Hart-Madigan
Mineral transformations and element fluxes during propylitic alteration in porphyry ore systems: A case study of the Oyu Tolgoi porphyry Cu-Au deposits, Mongolia
ESE Departmental Scholarship and Rio Tinto
Robert Sievwright
Developing magnetite chemistry as an exploration tool for porphyry copper deposits
Imperial President's Scholarship
Carmen Pinto
Controls on the enrichment of the Serra Verde REE depost, Brazil
Serra Verde Mining
Adam Pacey
The characteristics, geochemistry and origin of propylitic alteration in the Northparkes porphyry Cu-Au system
Simon Kocher
Developing magnetite chemistry as an exploration tool for porphyry copper deposits
ESE Departmental Scholarship and Rio Tinto
Matthew Loader
Mineral indicators of porphyry copper fertility
Rio Tinto
Jacob Longridge
Origins of clay alteration, Cerro Corona porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Peru
Edward Spencer
Molybdenum transport and deposition in   porphyry ore systems
ESE Departmental Scholarship
William Brownscombe
Geology of the Mosku Cu-Ni-PGE deposit,  Lapland, Finland
Anglo American plc
Antony Burnham
Zircon as a probe of the oxygen fugacity of magmas
ESE Departmental Scholarship
Steve Hollis
(Joint with Southampton University)
Mineralization potential of the Tyrone Igneous  Complex
GSNI / NERC / SOC / NHM / Industry
John Chapman
Iron isotopes in hydrothermal ore-forming systems
NERC-CASE with Rio Tinto
Ian Cope
Geology of the Pic de Fon iron ore deposit, Rep ublic of Guinea
Rio Tinto / NERC
Tom Hawkins (Joint with Brighton University)
The iron skarns of the Turgai District, Kazakstan
NHM / CERCAMS / Anglo American plc
Barry Stoffell
Metal transport and deposition in hydrothermal fluids
Imperial College Bursary
Robert Thorne (Joint with Southampton University)
Nickel laterites: Origin and climate
Victoria Vry
Geological and hydrothermal fluid evolution at El Teniente, Chile
ESE Departmental Bursary / CODELCO

Past MSci Students


Max Ralston
Holly Andrews
Harry Brookes
Adam Smith
Daniel Lindsay  


Rhiannon Jones
Oliver Parker
Miranda Birt


Chetan Nathwani
Jordan Griffiths


William Murray
Jack Morgan
Ryan Atkar
George Fry
Gabriel Westaway-Heaven  


 Matt Irwin
 Luke Neal
 James Jeary


Angus Fitzpaine
Olivia Chant-Tuft
Harry Fisher Katie Jillings
Raphael Pesquidos Fred White


Michael Treloar Eloise Harman
Emily Pennington
Thomas Mulqueen
Joanna Taylor
Peter Brown


 Robin Bridge
Patrick Goodarzi
 Laura Crisp
Iain Stobbs
 Scott Esnouf Alex Lewis
 Michael Jones  


 Sarah Hayes  Chris Hunter
 Humphrey Knight  Carmen Pinto
 Natalie Staffurth


 Craig Elstow Matthew James
 Kirsty Reynolds  Stuart Walters