UCL Earth Sciences


Dr Anna Joy Drury

Palaeoceanography, stratigraphy, astrochronology, foraminifera, geochemistry

Marie Curie Research Fellow 

Dr Anna Joy Drury



Marie Curie Research Fellow
 Kathleen Lonsdale, G02

Courses Taught:

Non-Teaching Appointment

Research Group(s):

EU Horizon 2020: MIONIÑO - Resolving the debate on a permanent El Niño-like state in the late Miocene: establishing equatorial Pacific conditions, driving forces and global impacts.
The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre (LOGIC)

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

a.j.drury@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6382 (56382)

Research Summary

My research interests span palaeoceanography, stratigraphy and geochemistry, where I strongly focus on understanding Cenozoic climate evolution and dynamics. My research combines high-resolution multi-proxy sedimentological and geochemical records with stratigraphy, astrochronology and core image processing techniques on deep sea sediments. I have expertise in XRF core scanning, stable isotopes/trace elements on foraminifera/coccoliths and scanning electron microscopy.

Marine deep-sea archives recovered by IODP and its predecessors underpin my research. I am a shipboard participant on IODP Expeditions 363 (Western Pacific Warm Pool; 2016) and 378 (South Pacific Paleogene Climate; 2020).

Recently, my research has focussed on Neogene climate change and especially on improving our understanding the late Miocene to early Pliocene. At UCL, my Marie Curie Research Fellowship will focus on assessing the extent, driving force and global climate impacts of a potentially permanent El-Niño-like state in the Pacific during the late Miocene.

My research involves collating, integrating and visualising extensive datasets. To assist with this, I helped develop Code for Ocean Drilling Data (CODD) to facilitate analysis of ocean drilling data and the creation of composite core images. I also worked on the Earthsequencing Image Database, which enables rapid access to the IODP core image archive.

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