About Us

We are a group of metamorphic geologists and geochronologists hosted within The Institute of Geoscience Research (TIGeR) at Curtin University. Our principal research interests include high-T and ultrahigh-T metamorphism; high–P and ultrahigh–P metamorphism; fluid flow in mid-crustal rocks; the P–T–t–d evolution and tectonics of metamorphic belts, and the application of petrology to understanding orogenic evolution; and, secular change and styles of tectonics and metamorphism.

This website is dedicated to the dissemination of information, images and datasets collected from high-grade metamorphic and ancient terranes that the team has visited and worked on.

The links above will take you to pages that have information on the area, photo galleries of the rocks and region and well as some links to the work we have published on the area. Please feel free to use any of the images you find useful for teaching.

If you want any further information get in contact with us via the Contact page.


We have reconstructed the Earth's beating heart over a billion years, illustrating the connection between deep-seated convection currents, plate movements and the authors' cities in green (Sydney, Qingdao, Leeds, Austin) https://se.copernicus.org/articles/13/1127/2022/ @sydneyunigeo @AuScope #geodynamics

New paper now online:
Trace-element heterogeneity in rutile linked to dislocation structures: Implications for Zr-in-rutile geothermometry
Here’s a thread explaining what’s what (1/10)

Superkontinent slår sprekker! Nye geologiske funn og magnetisme fra gamle bergarter fra Sør-Norge stiller spørsmål ved eksistensen til et ca. en milliard år gammelt superkontinent kalt Rodinia, skriver NGU og CEED-forskere i blogginnlegg 😊 https://www.ngu.no/blogg/superkontinent-slar-sprekker

Cancel all other plans... @Aus_ScienceWeek is coming up!
We have an event for all of you keen on #rocks and #minerals... with ROCKstars Tony Kemp & @geo_DrTucker

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Our Partners and Collaborators

We work with key collaborators including Martin Hand and Alan Collins at University of Adelaide, Mike Brown at the University of Maryland and Andrew Kylander-Clark at University of California Santa Barbara

We also collaborate with a number of external parters including:

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA)

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA)

Mineral Exploration (MinEX) CRC