Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





DOC-SWEET: Deep Ocean Circulation during Super Warm Early Eocene Temperatures.

I am currently a PhD researcher based in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Tina van de Flierdt. My research focuses on the reconstruction of deep ocean circulation over the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO), using a coupled data-model approach. This involves Nd isotopic analysis of fossil fish teeth and debris from numerous global DSDP, ODP and IODP sites spanning the EECO, with the intention of tracing deep water masses. Additionally, I will be using HadCM3 to perform ocean sensitivity studies based on this Nd data, in order to constrain key uncertainties associated with Eocene deep ocean circulation models; this section of my research will be carried out at the University of Bristol with Professor Dan Lunt. 


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  • PhD student - Department of Earth Science and Engineering (isotope geochemistry and palaeoceanography) - present 
  • MSc Geochemistry - The University of St. Andrews, 2018-2019 (distinction)
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science - The University of Leeds, 2015-2018 (first class honours)


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  • Allison, N., Ross, P., Brasier, A., Cieminska, N., Lopez Martin, N., Cole, C., Hintz, C., Hintz, K., & Finch, A. (2022). Effects of seawater pCO2 on the skeletal morphology of massive Porites spp. corals. Marine Biology, 169(6), 73.
  • Zhang, Y., Boer, A. M., Lunt, D. J., Hutchinson, D. K., Ross, P., Flierdt, T., Sexton, P., Coxall, H. K., Steinig, S., Ladant, J., Zhu, J., Donnadieu, Y., Zhang, Z., Chan, W., Abe‐Ouchi, A., Niezgodzki, I., Lohmann, G., Knorr, G., Poulsen, C. J., & Huber, M. (2022). Early Eocene Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation: The Roles of Atmospheric Forcing and Strait Geometry. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(3), 1–22.