As a Senior Research Officer at James Cook University, I manage Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) facilities at the Advanced Analytical Centre and provide support into other microanalytical techniques (e.g., Electron Microprobe) within the centre. I provide expert support and analytical services to JCU researchers and external collaborators across diverse fields such as ICP-based spectroscopy, microanalysis (laser ablation and electron microscopy), elemental and isotopic analysis and mineralogy/mineral chemistry. 

I have expertise in chemistry and isotopes and nearly 20 years' experience of utilizing a wide range of analytical techniques. Originally trained as a geologist, my PhD research primarily focused on the generation and evolution of felsic melts and their implications for continental crust formation and differentiation using a geochemical/isotopic and petrological approach. My expertise in geochemistry developed further at the University of Newcastle where I had the opportunity to manage a quadruple ICP-MS coupled with a laser ablation system. And previously as a laboratory specialist at JCU, I supervised the operation of the Petrographic facilities within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and led the method development of U-Pb isotope dating and chemical analysis on various accessory and ore minerals. In the past few years I also explored the application of some microanalytical techniques for chemical tracing/fingerprinting using coral, otolith, teeth, verterbrae, and jelly fish.

  • Mass spectrometry for chemical and isotopic analysis
  • Microanalytical method development
  • Continental crust evolution and ore genesis
  • 2024 to present - Senior Research Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2024 - Laboratory Specialist, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2017 - Research Associate, University of Newcastle (Newcastle)
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