Structural Geology, Tectonics, Thermochronology
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology and Tectonics in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. I have a research track record in a range of geological disciplines, including Proterozoic tectonics, the origins and thermal impacts of high heat producing granites in Australia, crustal and lithospheric thermal structure, the Neogene evolution of the Murray Basin, argon thermochronology methods and applications, and the structural and tectonic evolution of the Papua New Guinea highlands (together with Luke Mahoney).
Following from Luke's PhD project, I'm interested in further work on the long-term evolution of the Fold Belt in PNG, and also finding out more about the mid and deep crustal structures that may have impacted on this evolution. I'd be interested in expanding the thermochronological database across PNG as a way of understanding tectonic and landscape evolution and have long-held ambitions to increase what we know about the thermal structure of PNG through a heat flow program.
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