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Funded Students

All SAGES funded students have completed their PhD's.

Completed Funded Students

Scott McGrane Aberdeen Theme 1 Process dynamics at the catchment scale and the application of natural tracers to determine spacial and temporal characteristics within these catchments. Scott is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey. To find out more about Scott's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read his testimonial.
Richard Morris Aberdeen Theme 3 Refreezing and runoff at the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Richard is an environmental scientist with SEPA.
Christopher McCreadie Abertay Theme 1 SimSages – predicting & visualising the urban-rural interface. Chris has completed his PhD and is now a Teaching assistant at Staffordshire University where he is continuing to develop interactive 3D graphics.
Josselin Rouillard Dundee Theme 4 Land stewardship for sustainable management of flood risk and water quality in Scotland. Josselin has completed his PhD and is currently travelling. To find out more about Josselin's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read his testimonial.
Nancy Burns Edinburgh Theme 2 Stability of soil organic matter and the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration. Nancy is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Limnology and Oceanography, University of Vienna.
Melanie Douarin Edinburgh Theme 3 Secrets from a Deep Reef: Structure, Biogeography and Palaeoclimate Reconstruction from Mingulay Reef Complex Sediment Cores. Melanie has completed her PhD and is now a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the University of Nantes.To find out more about Melanie's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read her testimonial.
Rachel Howell Edinburgh Theme 4 Rachel's thesis "Promoting Lower-Carbon Lifestyles" was an interdisciplinary social science PhD combining insights from environmental and social psychology, sociology, and environmental education. Rachel is a Lecturer in Sociology & Sustainable Development at the University of Edinburgh. To find out more about Rachel's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read her testimonial.
Oliver Sus Edinburgh Theme 2 The impact of recent and future land-use and climate on the global carbon cycle. Oliver is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF),University of Barcelona.
Dr. Heiko Moossen Glasgow Theme 3 Palaeoclimate reconstructions from Arctic and Nordic shelf seas: development and application of multiple proxies. Heiko is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham.
Dr.Helen Murray Glasgow Theme 2 Assessing the impact of windfarm-related disturbance on streamwater carbon phosphorus and nitrogen dynamics: A case study of the Whitelee catchments. Helen is currently with the Organic Chemistry Section of SEPA. To find out more about Helen's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read her testimonial.
Dr. Marie Porter SAMS Theme 3 Linking recent variability in Atlantic Ocean circulation and glacier mass balance in Greenland and Norway. Marie is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Physics, Sea Ice and Technology Department, SAMS. To find out more about Marie's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read her testimonial.
Nikki Khanna St Andrews Theme 3 Biological response of foraminifera to ocean acidification. Nikki took up a post as biostratigrapher (micropalaeontology) with ICHRON Ltd last Autumn – where she continues to work, increasingly with offshore and overseas placements.
David Small St Andrews Theme 3 Tracking the last glacial termination deep into the Holocene in central western Scotland using marine sediments records and land-based records. David is now a Research Associate in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. To find out more about David's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read his testimonial.
Dr. Keziah Stott St Andrews Theme 3 Extending the marine instrumental climate record for European waters using the long-lived marine bivalve: Arctica islandica. Keziah is currently a Teaching Fellow at Keele University.
Dr. Shailaja Vinjili St Andrews Theme 1 Catchment behaviour, carbon storage and climate change. Shailaja is currently a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Cheryl Wood St Andrews Theme 2 An isotope-dendrochronological approach to understanding the multidecadal scale dynamics of forest savanna boundaries. Cheryl is currently a Tree ring technician at the University of St Andrews.
Audrey Wayolle Stirling Theme 2 Multiscale soil carbon distribution in two Sub-Arctic landscapes. Audrey is currently working on her thesis.
Marta Bruno Soares UWS Theme 4 Performing climate change vulnerability assessments at the local level in Scotland. Marta is currently a Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. To find out more about Marta's experience as a SAGES funded PhD student read her testimonial.