I’ve recently finished my PhD; I had my viva in November 2020 and submitted my corrections in February 2021.
I’m now working outside research, but during my PhD my work was really varied.
For the first few years of my PhD I focused more on geospatial analysis, interpreting satellite images and matching them with observations from fieldwork. I did intensive field trips at the start of my first and second years of PhD, and used the data gathered to inform my work. In the final year of my PhD, I focused on numerical modelling, so most of my time was spent building and running models and then interpreting the data. Throughout all of this, I had busy periods of writing as I prepared my work for publication.
Learning new skills in a new field. My PhD is in geology but my previous career was in engineering. And the great field trips to Iceland and the Oregon Cascades.
Switching fields, and learning to write up my research as journal papers.
I love Bristol as a city, and I really liked the friendly, welcoming environment in the School of Earth Sciences there.
I enjoy hiking and hill-walking, reading, sewing and knitting. However most of my spare time is now taken up entertaining my toddler!
My Twitter handle is @FrancesBoreham
My ResearchGate profile is: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frances-Boreham-2
I have two published papers:
Boreham, Frances, et al. “Linking lava flow morphology, water availability and rootless cone formation on the Younger Laxá Lava, NE Iceland.” Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 364 (2018): 1-19.