Miss Catherine M. Martin-Jones

Photograph of Miss Catherine M. Martin-Jones.PhD candidate in Geochemistry
MPhil (submitted) in Geochemistry at Aberystwyth University
BSc Environmental Earth Science at Aberystwyth University


Email: cjm8@aber.ac.uk
Office: E12
Tel: +44 (0)1970 628608
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622659


Catherine obtained a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Earth Science from Aberystwyth University in 2011, her dissertation was entitled, ‘The geology of Santorini, Greece’.

From 2011-2012, Catherine undertook an MPhil research project on 'Defining fractionation in LA-ICP-MS analysis of volcanic glass shards and its application to the correlation of tephra deposits from Ulleungdo, Korea'.

Catherine is currently studying for a NERC funded PhD titled, 'Towards a Holocene tephrostratigraphy of East Africa’. This research seeks to construct a Holocene record of tephra deposits in Ethiopia, which may be used to synchronize Holocene palaeoclimate archives from the region. This is a collaborative project with Oxford University and has links with the International Continental Drilling Project (ICDP) and the Hominin Sites and Palaeolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP).

Research Interests

- Tephrochronology
- Quaternary environmental change
- Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)

Group Affiliation

Quaternary Environmental Change Research Group


  • Academic tutor for first year BSc Environmental Earth Science
  • Demonstrator for Rocks and Minerals (EA11600) and Geological Mapping (EA12300) first year practical sessions and first year Environmental Earth Science field trips.