I am using our current knowledge about the origin and evolution of life on Earth over the last ~4 billion years to better understand the potential for, and the nature of, life elsewhere in the unviverse.
One of my research themes is the investigation of the role that life plays in keeping its planet habitable, and to identify processes which might have been co-opted by life to regulate Earth's habitability at different epochs. Such biotic processes might also offer detectable biosignatures of alien life beyond Earth!
I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Groningen in the oLife Fellowship Programme. I have undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Astronomy. I completed my PhD at the Research School of Earth Sciences and Mt Stromlo Observatory at The Australian National University.