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Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate degree
1998 The University of Edinburgh, BSc 2-1 Honours
MSc degree
2000University of Leeds: Geochemistry.  Pass with Distinction.
PhD degree
2005 University of Southampton: Geology “Sources of fluids and metals in orogenic gold deposits: The Otago Schists, New Zealand”
Post-doctoral fellowships
2005–2006 Queen’s University, Canada
2006–2010 Stockholm University
Current position
 Senior Lecturer in Ore Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University
 Deputy Head of Department, Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University
  Docent in geology awarded on 11th september 2012, Stockholm University
Parental leave
2013–2016 A total of 14 months
Completed PhD/studentships 
2016 Clifford Patten, Stockholm University “Mobility of gold and other metals during hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic crust”.  Main Supervisor
2015 Barbara Kleine, Stockholm University “How do metamorphic fluids move through rocks? An investigation of timescales, infiltration mechanisms and mineralogical controls” Co-supervisor
Ongoing PhD/studentships  
  Jonathan Hamisi: “Scapolite Devolatilisation and Albitisation as Mechanisms for Forming IOCG deposits “Co-supervisor
  Paulina Nordfeldt “Characterization and Geologic Setting of the Åkulla Volcanic-Hosted Gold-Tellurium Deposit, Skellefte District, Sweden” Main Supervisor SU Co-tutelle
  Christoffer Hemmingsson: “Phosphate and Arsenic Cycling under Experimental Early Proterozoic Marine Conditions” Main Supervisor
  Arman Boskabadi: “Carbonation and listvenite alteration of ophiolitic rocks: Sources of fluids, conditions of alteration, and metal mobility” Co-supervisor
Current external research financing
2016–2018 Natural Resources Canada Targeted Geoscience Initiative Grant 700 kSEK
2014–2018 VR Swedish Research Links 750 kSEK
2007–2011 VR Project Grant 900 kSEK
2013 Awarded the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Wardell Armstrong Prize for outstanding published research for the following paper: Pitcairn, I.K. 2011. Background concentrations of gold in different rock types. Applied Earth Science, v 120, p 31–38
2009 Society of Economic Geologists Waldemar Lindgren Award: a young scientist, who’s published research, before age of 35, represents an outstanding contribution to Economic Geology
Keynote Presentations
2017 QuebecMines 19th–23rd November 2017, Quebec City, Canada “Sources of metals in orogenic gold deposits: A metasedimentary source for Archean aged deposits?”
2016 35th International Geological Congress, 27th August–4th September, Cape Town, South Africa – “Mobility of gold during metamorphism: links between fertility, efficiency and endowment”
2013 International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2013, Rotorua, New Zealand, 18th–21st November 2013 – “Gold mobility during metamorphism”
2012 International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5th–10th August 2012 – “The gold conveyor belt: Large-scale gold mobility in an active orogen”
Academic and professional responsibilities

Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)


SEG distinguished lecturer committee


SGA (Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits) council member


Chair of Awards Committee, SGA


Editorial Board Applied Earth Science


Reviewer for a number of major international journals including Geology, EPSL, CMP, Chemical Geology, GCA, Mineralium Deposita, Economic Geology, Ore Geology Reviews