Igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope geochemistry, early earth studies
Matilda is a first year PhD student investigating the early evolution of the mantle through the study of Archean anorthosites. By measuring the Sr isotopic compositions of a suite of samples from Western Australia and around the world, she aims to learn how these arcane rocks (which include the oldest rocks in Australia) can tell a story about the early formation of the Earth.
Matilda received her BSc (chemistry, geology) from the University of Western Australia in 2019, which included a year of study at Cardiff University, Wales. At the end of 2019, Matilda received a CSIRO Vacation Student Scholarship and undertook a 3-month research project. In 2020 Matilda completed her BSc (Hons) in geology at UWA, studying the chemistry of rutile in Archean gabbros.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology, The University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Geology), The University of Western Australia
2016 → 2019