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Principal Geologist and Project Leader, British Geological Survey
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Biography

  • 2008 – ongoing : Lead and contribute to multi-disciplinary CCS and CO2 storage research projects
  • 2000 –2004 : Deputy programme manager, Integrated Geoscience Surveys North
  • 1998 –2014 : Project leader, research, survey and 3D modelling, Midland Valley of Scotland
  • 1994 –1997 : Project leader, multi-contractor commissioned research
  • 1991 –1999 : Survey geologist, Southern Uplands geological survey
  • 1989 –1991 : Sedimentologist, Marine Geology, BGS Edinburgh
  • 1988 : PhD University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Geology
  • 1984 : MSc University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Geology
  • 1980 : BSc University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2017 –2020 : UK case study leader, UK- and EU-funded ELEGANCY hydrogen and CCS project
  • 2017 –2020 : Work Package Leader for Large-scale storage networks, UK- and EU-funded ALIGN-CCUS industrial CCS project
  • 2016 : Data champion for BGS-hosted UK CCS Research Centre Data and Information Archive
  • 2016 : Scientific lead for development of the CO2Stored, UK National CO2 storage database
  • 2013 –2015 : 'GlaciStore' bid for IODP scientific drilling of overburden to North Sea CO2 storage strata, UK-Norway consortium
  • 2013 – ongoing : CO2MultiStore Project, reducing the risks to the operation of a multi-user CO2 store
  • 2011 –2015 : QICS offshore CO2 release project, site investigation, drilling, seismic monitoring and knowledge exchange.
  • 2011 –2013 : SiteChar, 'Risk assessment-led characterisation and dry-run permit application for CO2 storage in the Captain Sandstone.
  • 2009 –2011 : Project Leader, ‘Progressing Scotland’s CO2 storage opportunities’
  • 2008 –2009 : Project leader, ‘Opportunities for CO2 storage around Scotland’

Boards and committees

  • Directorate member of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage