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I am a time traveller using clues locked away in rocks, fossils and landscapes to reveal the hidden mysteries and stories about ancient life on earth.  I help people to understand how our planet evolved, changed and survived over 4.6 billion years and how this knowledge can help us prepare for an uncertain future. I weave my identity as a South Asian woman proudly into my work, bringing an informed and intelligent richness to narratives about deep time, landscapes and natural history.

Career Summary

BSc Earth Science (Kingston University)

PhD Geography (University of Southampton)



2020 – present Engagement Lead, Wessex Museums

2004 – 2019      Learning Manager, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Team



2021 Applicant, Nan Shepherd Prize 2021

2021 Annual Award for Excellence, Geographical Association

2021 RH Worth Medal, Geological Society of London  

2020 Winner Positive Role Model in Race, Faith and Religion, National Diversity Awards

2016 Geographical Award, Royal Geographical Society

2008 Silver Commendation, Geographical Association


Current Board and Committee positions

2020 – 2021 National Lottery Heritage Fund: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce (Current)

2021 Trustee, National Association of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Current)

2020 Trustee, Dorset Race Equality Council

2020 Board of Visitors, Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Current)

2020 Education Advisory Board, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton

2017 Grants Assessor, Curry Fund, Geologists’ Association (Current)

2015 Grants Assessor, British Federation of Women Graduates


Advocacy Roles

Ambassador, Dorset Race Equality Council

Patron, Mary Anning Rocks

Ambassador, The Ramblers (2020, 2021)

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