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Naomi Tucker


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Naomi Tucker is a Lecturer and Early Career Researcher in Earth Science at the University of Western Australia.

She completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2018 with a research focus on Archean-Proterozoic high-temperature metamorphism and crustal growth along Australian-Antarctic continent margins. Her PhD outcomes resulted in eight peer-review journal publications and a University Doctoral Medal.

Naomi has remote field experience in East Antarctica (Bunger Hills) and central-west Australia and is enthusiastic to apply her expertise to new challenges and collaborations.

Her current research foci include using Archean metamorphism to better constrain the onset of "modern" plate tectonics, the subglacial geology of East Antarctica, and using geochronology to map terrane boundaries.

Naomi has interests in primary, secondary and tertiary STEM pedagogy, science communication, and community outreach.


Current research interests include:

- Archean metamorphism as a proxy for the onset of "modern" plate tectonics
- Subglacial geology of East Antarctica
- Geochronological insights into mapping terrane boundaries

Current projects

Assessing modes of Archean crustal growth in the Narryer Terrane using a metamorphic proxy
In collaboration with A. Kemp & J. Hammerli
Funded by UWA School of Earth Science Research Grant
July 2019 - present

Funding overview

2019 UWA School of Earth Science Small Research Grant

2019 Research Collaboration Agreement between UWA, UniSA and Fortescue Metals Group Pty Ltd.

Teaching overview

EART1105 Dynamic Planet
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer, Semester 1 2019 - present

EART1104 Discovering Earth
Lecturer, Semester 2 2019 - present

Professional Development
UWA Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching - completed 2020

Community engagement

Science Cafe (Scitech & UWA)

Year 10 students engage with STEM professionals to gain insight into the pathways for pursing science beyond high school.

UWA Open Day

STAWA Careers Forum (2020)

Online webinar series featuring STEAM professionals to assist Year 9-12 students with career decision making. Recordings will be made available on the UWA science resources for teachers webpage shortly:

Secondary student and teacher STEAM outreach

All Saints' College school visit (2019)

STEAM field trip and workshop for Earth Science secondary educators (proposed end 2020)


Education/Academic qualification

Earth Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide


Research expertise keywords

  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Crustal evolution
  • Geochronology
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • East Antarctica
  • Archean-Proterozoic Australia


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