I am a biologist and current PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Maria McNamara. As is the case with many palaeontologists, my interest started from a very young age and is one that has always stuck with me. My previous research involved analysis of the taphonomy of a unique vertebrate bonebed in the Cretaceous of Morocco, as well as the changing palaeoenvironments and palaeodiversity across the Triassic – Jurassic boundary in Northern Ireland. This has shifted to my current PhD study which will be based around the taphonomy of melanin among vertebrates.
- Beevor, T., Quigley, A., Smith, R. E., Smyth, R. S., Ibrahim, N., Zouhri, S., Martill, D. M. (2021). Taphonomic evidence supports an aquatic lifestyle for Spinosaurus. Cretaceous Research, 117, 104627.
- Jan 2021 – present: PhD (Geology) student at University College Cork, Ireland (School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences). PhD Project - The Taphonomy of Vertebrate Melanin.
- Sept 2019 – Sept 2020: MRes Student at the University of Portsmouth (School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences). MRes Thesis – A Dinosaur – Elasmobranch Dominated Bonebed in the Cretaceous Ifezouane Formation (Kem Kem Group) of Morocco.
- Sept 2016 – June 2019: BSc (Hons) Student at the University of Portsmouth (School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences). BSc Thesis – Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments of the Triassic – Jurassic Boundary (Late Rhaetian – Late Hettangian) at Waterloo Bay, Larne, Northern Ireland.