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Dr Ian Parkinson

Dr Ian Parkinson

Dr Ian Parkinson
BSc(Nott.), PhD(Dunelm.)


Area of research

Isotope geochemistry, marine chemistry and igneous petrology

Office IC3.01
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Research summary

My research centres around developing techniques to measure isotope systems to high-precision and accuracy by thermal and plasma source mass spectrometry and applying these systems to a variety of geological problems. While I enjoy tweaking mass spectrometers, I still like to engage in the more traditional techniques of fieldwork and petrography to complement the isotopic data. Current research interests include:
1) Utilising stable Cr isotopes to investigate the redox state of modern and ancient oceans and the evolution of oxygen in the atmosphere.
2) Using high-precision stable and radiogenic Sr isotopic data to study past ocean chemistry and its ...

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I studied for a BSc degree in Geology at the University of Nottingham (1989) followed by a PhD in Geochemistry at the University of Durham (1993). I then spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in Australia, at the University of New England and the Australian National University, working on melt generation processes in subduction zones. On returning to the UK I was a postdoctoral fellow (1997-2000) and then a lecturer in isotope geochemistry at the Open University (2000-2013). I joined the School of Earth Sciences at Bristol in 2013, where I am a Reader in Geochemistry.


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