I am a palaeontologist investigating how fossils form and how soft-tissues fossilise. This is known as the science of Taphonomy!

I use experiments to understand the interaction between decay, burial and geological processes. This is key to accurately interpreting fossils and understanding how soft, squishy, creatures can turn into stone!

Unlike many palaeontologists I don’t work on a singular animal group. I work on all sorts of fossil animals, ranging from polychaete worms, crustaceans, chitons, cephalopods, fish, amphibians and enigmatic creatures like the Tully Monster. I even work on fossil plants!

This website acts as my virtual CV. If you would like to contact me about my science, palaeontology or research you can find my contact details on the ‘About Me’ tab.