Research

Professor Sarah Gabbott

Research Projects

My current research projects fall in to four main areas:

Research Staff and Students

Postdoctoral Researchers

2015-2017: Scientific sponsor to Victoria McCoy funded by a Royal Society International Newton Fellowship grant working on ‘Soft tissue preservation in amber’.
Tory McCoy
Tory McCoy
2015-2016: Principal Line Manager Changshi Qui a Chinese Scholarship Council funded post-doctorate working on the sedimentology and taphonomy of the Chengjiang Lagerstȁtte.
Changshi Qi
Changshi Qi

2013-2017: Joint Line Manager (with Mark Purnell) to a Post Doctoral Research Associate Duncan Murdock (grade 7) on NERC funded standard research grant ‘Deuterostome decay – taphonomic testing of fossil anatomy and phylogenetic placement’.

2010-2012: Joint Line Manager (with Mark Purnell) to a Post Doctoral Research Associate Duncan Murdock (grade 7) on NERC funded standard research grant ‘Experimental decay of onychophorans - lobopodian anatomy and arthropod origins’. Now employed as Post Doctorate Researcher.

Duncan Murdock
Duncan Murdock
2008-2009: Joint Line Manager (with Mark Williams) to a Post Doctoral Research Associate Thomas Harvey (grade 6) on NERC funded standard research grant ‘Exceptional fossil preservation in the Comley Lagerstätte, Shropshire: testing the phylogeny of Early Cambrian animals’. Now employed as Lecturer Department of Geology, University of Leicester.
Thomas Harvey
Thomas Harvey
2008-2011: Principal Line Manager to a Post Doctoral Research Associate Robert Sansom (grade 7) on NERC funded standard research grant: “The problem of vertebrate origins – comparative taphonomy and gaps in the fossil record”. Now employed as a lecturer, University of Manchester.
Rob Samson
Rob Samson

PhD Students

2015-current CASP funded. Michael Morton. Source rock sedimentology and isotope geochemistry.
*2015-current Chinese Scholarship Council funded 2 years for Chinese Student to work with me (and Mark Williams) on fossils from the Chengjiang.
Yujing Li
Yujing Li
2014-current NERC funded. Tom Hearing. Cambrian environments from palaeoproxy analysis.
Thomas Hearing
Thomas Hearing
2013-current NERC funded. Leah Nolan. Isotopic reconstruction of Carboniferous climate.
Leah Nolan
Leah Nolan
*2013-current NERC funded. Thomas Clements. The taphonomy of the Mazon Creek Lagerstȁtte.
Thomas Clements
Thomas Clements
2010-current Syntax Grant funded. Oliver Knevitt. The taphonomy of the Silurian Eramosa.
Oliver Knevitt
Oliver Knevitt

*2007-2011 Self-funded. David Riley. The taphonomy of the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte, UK. Now employed as geologist at Chemostrat UK, Petroleum support company.
David Riley
David Riley

2004-2008 Self-funded. Vince Williams. Oral food processing in ornithopod dinosaurs: implications of tooth microwear. Now employed as Geology A’level Teacher.
Vince Williams
Vince Williams

*2004-2008 Aggregate Industries funded. Ma Xiaoya. Fossils from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang biota, Yunnan Province, China. Now employed as a Post-Doctorate, Imperial College London.
Ma Xiaoya
Ma Xiaoya

*2003-2007 NERC funded. Rowan Whittle. Invertebrate fossil from South Africa. Now employed as palaeontologist, British Antarctic Survey.
Rowan Whittle
Rowan Whittle

2002-2005 NERC funded. Laura Braznell. Taphonomy of Carboniferous siderite-hosted Lagerstatten (Univerisity of Birmingham).
*2001-2004  NERC funded: Natalie Thomas. The taphonomy of a Carboniferous Lagerstätte. Now employed as Environmental Consultant.
*2000-2003 Greek Government Scholarship funded: George Illiopoulos. Fossils and chemistry of Miocene bones from Greece. Now employed as lecturer University of Crete.
George Illiopoulos
George Illiopoulos

*lead supervisor

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