School of Geography



I completed a MSc by research at Durham University studying the effects of volcanoes on historic plague pandemics in 2017. I am now continuing in a similar area for my PhD, which aims to determine the climatic controls on Yersinia pestis (the bacterial agent of plague) through paleobiogeographical modelling and experimental microbiology. I am co-supervised at Nottingham by Adam Algar and Matthew Jones in the School of Geography and Steve Atkinson from the Centre of Biomolecular Sciences. I am will initially modelling the environmental niche of several species pivotal to the spread of plague to explore the role of climate-host dynamics on historical plague outbreaks while also working in the laboratory to explore how the fully virulent Y. pestis bacterium responds to substate environments and varying climatic conditions.

School of Geography

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