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Dr Áine O’Brien

I’m one of the GAEA project facilitators, and an organic geochemist. My current research focuses on the impact of climate change on wildfires. I’m investigating this by analysing sediment cores from periods of previous climate change events in the Earth’s history as a proxy for anthropogenic climate change. My PhD was in planetary science, I investigated the organic content of meteorites using spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Before my PhD, I was a Physics and Astronomy teacher at a high school in Suffolk.

My role with GAEA is to help Millie and the wider team to run the website, film content, and develop curricula.

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