Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000
    MChem University of Oxford

Selected publications

  • Cappellini et al., 2019. Early Pleistocene enamel proteome from Dmanisi resolves Stephanorhinus phylogeny. Nature, 10.1038/s41586-019-1555-y

  • Dickinson et al., 2019. A new method for enamel amino acid racemization dating: A closed system approach. Quaternary Geochronology, 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.11.005

  • Demarchi et al., 2016. Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time. eLife, 10.7554/eLife.17092

  • High et al., 2016. Lessons from Star Carr on the vulnerability of organic archaeological remains to environmental change. PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.1609222113

  • Hendy et al., 2012. Assessing amino acid racemization variability in coral intra-crystalline protein for geochronological applications. 10.1016/j.gca.2012.02.020

  • Penkman et al., 2011. A chronological framework for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Nature, 10.1038/nature10305

  • Penkman et al., 2008. Closed-system behaviour of the intra-crystalline fraction of amino acids in mollusc shells. Quaternary Geochronology, 10.1016/j.quageo.2007.07.001

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • EU MCSA European Training Network: “ChemArch”, since 2021

  • ERC Consolidator: “EQUATE; Bridging Europe: A Quaternary Timescale for the Expansion & Evolution of Humans”, since 2020

  • ERC Synergy: “SEACHANGE; Quantifying the impact of major cultural transitions on marine ecosystem functioning and biodiversity”, since 2020

  • EU MCSA European Training Network: “Palaeoproteomics to unleash studies on human history”, since 2020

  • NERC Discovery: “Wisdom teeth: refining our understanding of mammalian evolution through dating dental enamel.”, since 2019

  • NERC Discovery: “Understanding Trace Element And Isotope Partitioning In Aragonites And Calcites In Biological Environments.”, since 2018

  • Royal Society International Exchanges grant: “Bridging Europe: a bio and aminostratigraphic framework for the Quaternary”, 2018 – 2020

  • NERC CASE studentship, co-I: “Linking blanket bog management and climate to peat chemistry, carbon storage and water quality”, since 2017

  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (host to NERC Fellow Kirsty High): “Fading Star – Shining Light: Integrating an evidence-based decision support system for in situ preservation of archaeological remains”, since 2016

  • Leverhulme: “The control of coral biomineralisation”, 2016 – 2020

  • EU MCSA Innovative Training Network,: “ArchSci2020; Archaeology on the Edge; Northern Europe and the Circumpolar World”, since 2015

  • NSF EAGER: “Paleontological Proteomics Initiative: Developing Theory and Applications in Molecular Paleontology”, since 2015

  • NERC CASE studentship, PI: “Fading Star: understanding accelerated decay of wetland archaeology.”, 2010 – 2014

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, co-I: “Eggs is eggs: making shell fragments visible in the archaeological record.”, 2010 – 2014

  • NERC Standard Research Grant, PI: “Building a Better Egg Timer.”, 2009 – 2013

  • NERC Standard Research Grant, co-PI: “Biotic responses to environmental change: dwarf mammals of Mediterranean islands as evolutionary experiments in the Quaternary.”, 2008 – 2012

  • NSF Visiting researcher, Northern Arizona University, USA, 2007

  • NSF grant (co-I): “Exploratory testing of intra-crystalline amino acids as a skeletal record of past coral bleaching events”, 2005 – 2007

  • Wellcome Fellowship: "Amino acid racemization in calcite: dating the Pleistocene.", 2005 – 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • QRA Awards Panel, since 2020

  • QRA Executive Board (Ordinary Member), since 2020

  • RSC Analytical Awards Panel, since 2019

  • NERC Peer Review Panel, since 2019

  • Editorial Board for Geochronology, since 2019

  • Editor for Quaternary Geochronology, since 2016

  • Editorial Board for Open Quaternary, since 2014

  • Editorial Board for Quaternary Geochronology, 2009 – 2016


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