I completed my undergraduate degree at Cardiff University attaining a 1st Class Honours MESci in Geology (a four year integrated Masters program). During the 3rd year of my degree I studied at the University of Wyoming where a completed a research project on the stable isotope analysis of Eocene mammal teeth which was supervised by Dr Mark Clementz. My 4th year thesis title was ‘Trace Metal Analysis of ODP site 1090: An insight into the Oligocene-Miocene Glacial Event’ which was supervised by Dr Caroline Lear. Continuing with my interest in examining past climate change, I have started an IAPETUS NERC PhD at the University of St Andrews under the supervisor of Dr James Rae, Dr Andrea Burke (both St Andrews) and Dr Erin McClymont (Durham University).