Taking in the views on Yaverland beach during fossil hunting on the Isle of Wight in 2019.

My background:

I am a 28-year-old palaeontologist who has finished studying the MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol. I have always been interested in dinosaurs ever since I was a child, following dinosaurs through film, media and of course palaeontology.

With fellow Bristol MSc alumni Professor Steve Brusatte at his Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs talk at Cardiff University, April 5th 2022.

I have a fully published Geological journal article to my name in the Proceedings of the Geologist Association, on the Beginning of Mesozoic marine overstep of the Mendips: The Rhaetian and its fauna at Hapsford Bridge, Vallis Vale, Somerset, UK. A project I worked on with Professor Mike Benton and co-authors.

As well as running this website I am also a co-host of The Missing Compys Podcast and take part in online engagement with the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World fandom. A lot of my work has involved taking part in podcast episodes as well as YouTube videos which can be viewed at the blog Outreach page. You can check out all my podcast contributions at my Linktree.

As a fan community member, I have been fortunate to have interactions with the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World cast Sam Neill (who I have also met in person!), Colby Boothman (Leon in Jurassic World) and crew JA Bayona, Colin Trevorrow, Emily Carmichael, Jack Horner and Steve Brusatte on Twitter. This has created some interesting discussions and teases for the fandom online. In 2020 I collaborated with Jurassic fandom Youtuber Klayton Fioriti (324,000 subscribers, over 130 million video views) on palaeontology in the upcoming 2022 film Jurassic World: Dominion. This collab has had over 81,000 views and over 2,300 likes. You can watch the video below!

Video with Klayton Fioriti on palaeontology in Jurassic World: Dominion.

I have extensive volunteer Museum outreach experience. This has included engaging the public with palaeontology at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for their 2017 Pliosaurus! Exhibition. I have also volunteered with Dinosaur Isle Museum on the Isle of Wight in 2019 and done outreach with The Bristol Dinosaur Project at Bristol Museum (Bristol Rocks! and Dinosaur Takeover!). This outreach experience has also included helping The Bristol Dinosaur Project with running workshops with children in schools.

I write regular content for the blog section of this website focusing on Mesozoic fossil discoveries as well as my palaeontology research, outreach and podcast outreach. Initially in 2018 I set up this website as the Jurassic Finds blog, the blog has now been moved into a dedicated section and the website will be developed further to provide more scientific outreach. The website has seen over 29,600 readers as of June 2022 from across the globe, with many positive reactions being received from those who have read my blog posts so ‘Thank You’ all!

The blog section has and will always continue to be a hobby. This blog content will always be free, but there is an option to donate for readers to give something back if they want to. Any donations received will help to keep the blog going.


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