I am a PhD student in the Experimental Petrology group. My research spans a variety of Rare Earth Element and critical metal mineralisation types including peralkaline volcanic hosted, IOCG and Mary Kathleen type, and carbonatite hosted. I'm interested in using experimental petrology and advanced analytical techniques to address the questions around how these deposits form, how we can find them, and how we can safely and environmentally consciously extract the metals from their mineral hosts.
Chandler, R., & Spandler, C. (2020). The igneous petrogenesis and rare metal potential of the peralkaline volcanic complex of the southern Peak Range, Central Queensland, Australia. Lithos, 358, 105386.
EMSC3007 Economic Geology
EMSC1006 The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science