About Us

The Geochemistry Group promotes geochemistry as a discipline, and enhance links between the many areas of geochemistry. We have a particular focus on early career geochemists (PhD candidates and postdocs), and look to provide a showcase for new geochemical talent in Great Britain and Ireland.

The Geochemistry Group is a Special Interest Group of both the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and The Geological Society of London.

ChairDr Marc-Alban MilletCardiff University
SecretaryDr Wes FraserOxford Brookes University
TreasurerDr Jane BarlingUniversity of Oxford
Communications OfficerDr Gordon InglisUniversity of Southampton
MemberDr Hal BradburyCambridge University
MemberDr Marie-Laure BagardCambridge University
MemberDr Andrea BurkeUniversity of St Andrews
MemberDr Paul SavageUniversity of St Andrews
MemberDr Helen WilliamsCambridge University
MemberDr David WilsonUniversity College London
MemberDr Patricia ClayUniversity of Manchester
Co-opted MemberTBATBA
Co-opted MemberDr Jess Crumpton-BanksGalway
Student RepresentativeSophie SlaterCardiff University


The Geochemistry Group stands in solidarity with our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues, and all those who suffer the abhorrent injustices of racism, prejudice and discrimination. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackAFinSTEM.

We fully support the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity statements made by our parent bodies, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and The Geological Society of London, and are keen to promote balance in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, geographical location, physical ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and others. Our interest is in the science, and in your work, thus we are committed to working alongside other groups to provide a supportive environment where all in the community are welcome and valued.

We recognise that change is required, and that it can only become possible once people are aware of the biases and structural hindrances that exist within our community. We will therefore strive to help build a fairer and more inclusive academic community by challenging ourselves and others to take responsibility for our individual mindsets… A good place to start for anyone who thinks that racism isn’t an issue within the Geosciences is this recent Nature article by Kuheli Dutt.

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