Who? // What? // Where?

Hi there! I’m Neil, a geologist with a passion for photography based in the Bay Area, California.

My journey to the the west coast of the USA started in the UK – where I was born and raised. After completing my undergraduate degree in geology at the University of Birmingham, I moved to the University of Toronto, Canada, to study for my PhD in geochemistry. That was followed by a move to Washington, DC, for a postdoc at the Carnegie Institution for Science and then on to California. This website describes some of the science I’ve been lucky enough to work on during this time, and also contains a selection of photography documenting my travels. Currently, I am working at Saildrone – a Bay Area startup that uses autonomous wind-powered drones to collect oceanographic data in some of the worlds most inhospitable waters.

You can contact me via the contact page, or connect with me on either Linkedin or ResearchGate. In July 2021, I will begin an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto. If you’re interested in graduate opportunities, undergraduate research positions, or collaborations, please contact me via one of the methods listed above, or look me up on the department website.