School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Teaching and Academic Supervision


2017: Nominated for an Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) teaching award: “best research or dissertation supervisor award”

2017: Part of team currently creating a proposed taught Master’s Degree in Applied Geoscience at Edinburgh University. I would be the assistant Program Director, and Course Organiser of a 20 credit module in Monitoring and Remediation.

2015 – Present: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (planned completion date July 2017).

2013 – Present: Teach the soil description for engineering module within EASC10082, Hydrogeology 1. This included updating the teaching material to deliver the lecture in an engaging and informative manner along with organising and leading the associated tutorial and 1 day field trip.

2013 – Present: The state of the art knowledge developed through my research led to an invitation from the Carbon Store and Monitor MSc coordinator to deliver a lecture “CCS through experimental work” which I have done for the last four years.

1996 – 1999: Designed and delivered an Introduction to Terrastation log analysis course to the MEng in Petroleum Engineering and MSc in Reservoir Evaluation and Management students at Heriot Watt University.

Research supervision

2010 – Present: PhD supervisor of two current students and two successfully graduated students:

• Megan O’Donnell, 2015 – present. Thesis: Water quality associated with hydraulic fracturing.

• Florent Brondolo 2015 – present. Thesis: Experimental investigation of coupled carbonate rock physics and geochemistry during hydrocarbon production.

• Claire McCraw, 2011 – July 2016 (Graduated). Thesis: CO2 caprock interaction: Experimental investigation and simulation.

• Rachel Kilgallon, 2011 – June 2016 (Graduated). Thesis: Investigate how noble gases could be used as effective early warning tracers of CO2 migration in engineered CO2 storage sites.

• PhD experimental support to Kit Carruthers, 2011 – July 2016. Thesis: Environmental aspects of CO2 enriched produced waters from UK North Sea geological storage.

2010 – Present: I seek out opportunities where additional research can be initiated to support teaching through undergraduate and Master’s student dissertation projects to provide new research discoveries and insights. I have been the primary supervisor of four successful taught MSc / BSc dissertation students;

• Sofi Hinchliffe, 2013. BSc. Thesis: Cyclic flow behaviour during CO2 injection and sequestration.

• Matt Dumont, 2011. BSc. Thesis: CO2 Sequestration: Mapping the replacement of water by scCO2.

• Jareth Flood, 2011. BSc. Thesis: Mapping of caprock variations within the East Brae Field.

• Kit Carruthers, 2010. MSc. Thesis: Using batch experiments to quantify the potential of North Sea saline aquifers to leach contaminants upon injection of CO2.