I enjoy using palaeontology and sedimentology to reconstruct and understand the Earth’s past environments and climates.
I am focussing my studies on Geology, specifically sedimentology and palaeontology which includes palynology and plant microfossils. I enjoy using palaeontology and sedimentology to reconstruct and understand the Earth’s past environments and climates.
My interest in science was well established even as a young child. I was always fascinated with the earth and wanting to learn more about why and how the earth and all the natural features on it formed. This passion has remained with me to this day and continues to inspire me as I undertake my PhD.
Some of the highlights of my course so far have included undertaking fieldwork in some stunning locations across Australia including the Flinders Ranges, the Otway Ranges, the Buchan Caves, the Hunter Valley and Cape Liptrap.
Outside of university I enjoy doing classical ballet and other styles of dance including jazz and tap dancing. I also really enjoy hiking and travelling throughout Australia.
Vera has received The John Lovering Prize, The Professor Kernot Research Scholarship (Earth Sciences) with the J.H. Harvey Prize, The Howitt Natural History Scholarship and The Baragwanath Geology Research Travel Scholarship.