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Dr Courtney Sprain PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I am a geoscientist who operates at the boundary of geophysics and geochemistry to understand the most dramatic events in Earth’s history using both paleomagnetism and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool working with Prof. Andy Biggin. I finished my Ph.D. in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California-Berkeley working with Prof. Paul Renne in May 2017. In my research, I am interested in examining the path Earth has taken from its early stages of development to what we see today, investigating changes occurring both within the deep interior and on Earth’s surface. My research is particularly focused on examining long and short-term trends in Earth’s magnetic field in addition to developing geochronologic constraints for important periods in Earth history.