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Professor Christopher Jackson

Professor Christopher Jackson is Equinor Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial College. Having completed his BSc (1998) and PhD (2002) at the University of Manchester, Chris was employed as an exploration research geologist in the Norsk Hydro (now Equinor) research centre, Bergen, Norway. Since moving to Imperial College in 2004, Chris’ research has focused on […]

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Dr Philippa Ascough

Philippa is the Head of the NEIF Environmental Radiocarbon Laboratory, based at SUERC. Philippa specialises in applying radiocarbon to key questions in environmental research, including carbon biogeochemical cycles. She is interested in tracing carbon within our Earth system to better understand the environment we live in, and in past and present human-environment interactions. Her research […]

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Dr Suzanne Maclachlan

Curator of the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF), National Oceanography Centre

Suzanne is the Curator and Head of the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility at the National Oceanography Centre. Suzanne’s research focus utilises marine sediment cores to investigate climate and environmental change. She has a keen interest in developing research within the area of non-destructive sediment core logging techniques and micro-XRF core scanning. Currently she […]

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Dr M. Gloria do Santos Pereira

Dr M. Glória Pereira is the Manager of the NEIF Stable Isotope Facility, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology as well as the Head of the Centralised Analytical Chemistry for UK CEH. The UK CEH facility specialises in enriched/tracer element and natural abundance technologies that have underpinned a plethora of pioneering terrestrial and freshwater isotope ecology studies. Dr M. Glória […]

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Dr Ian Bull

Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Manager of the NEIF Organic Analysis Facility

Ian is an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry working in the Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. He operates primarily in the field of organic and stable isotope geochemistry, with over 25 years of experience in the application of various hyphenated techniques (e.g. GC/MS, LC/MS, GC/C/IRMS) to the molecular characterisation of samples from a diverse range […]

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Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE

Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland

Julie Fitzpatrick was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for Scotland in June 2021. This is a part-time position within the Scottish Government. Julie also remains Scientific Director of Moredun Research Institute and CEO of The Moredun Foundation. She also holds a Chair in Food Security at the University of Glasgow’s College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine […]

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Professor Adrian Boyce

Adrian especially works in applied isotopes analyses with many colleagues across the UK and internationally through NEIF. Current projects range from studies of abandoned coal mine waters in the UK as new energy resources, through to understanding the formation of Scotland’s first gold mine (in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park), and how this […]

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Professor Darren Mark

Darren completed a PhD in Isotope Geochemistry awarded in 2008 and Professor of Isotope Geochronology 2016. Darren is Director of Research at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Director of the SUERC-National Environmental Isotope Facility and Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews. His research interests are in the formation and evolution of the […]

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Professor Melanie Leng

Manager of the NEIF Stable Isotope Facility, British Geological Survey

Melanie is the Chief Scientist for Environmental Change Adaptation and Resilience and manager of the Stable isotope Facility at the British Geological Survey. Melanie’s research focus is using light isotopes in climate and environmental change research in the Antarctic Ocean, over Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and East Africa. She has a keen interest in developing […]

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Dr Jason Newton

Manager of the NEIF Stable Isotope Ecology Facility

Jason uses stable isotopes to understand animal diet, food webs and animal movement (dispersal and migration). He collaborates with many institutions throughout the UK and internationally as a senior member of NEIF. Current projects include identifying migrants among the UK’s insect population and investigating dietary changes throughout seasonal cycles in mandrills and pangolins in Gabon. […]