My primary research interest lies in investigating the composition of Earth and the evolution of the mantle through-out geological time. Within this general premise, my research focuses on both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial samples.
From looking at the initial building blocks of Earth, through ancient melting events on Earth, to modern day melt genesis. This is achieved through a number of different isotopic systems, including both long-lived and short-lived radionuclides, for which the development of high precision trace element and isotopic measurements is a fundamental aspect.In my role as Assistant Lab Manger of the Isotope Geochemistry Lab in the School of Earth Sciences, I am also involved with a number of projects relating to waters, ore deposits, orogenies and biological and archaeological samples, with respect to their isotopic (as trace and geochronological) and elemental composition via both dissolution/solution methods as well as in situ laser ablation methods. I have extensive experience with (LA)MC-ICPMS, LA-Q-ICPMS and SF-ICPMS.
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Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Archean mafic rocks from the Amsaga area, West African cr..
Re-Os and HSE in individual base metal sulfide grains: Evaluating micro-analytical procedu..
Fractionation of rhenium from osmium during noble metal alloy formation in association wit..
Late accretion history of the terrestrial planets inferred from platinum stable isotopes
Nanoscale variations in (OS)-O-187 isotopic composition and HSE systematics in a Bultfonte..
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Towards a biologically available strontium isotope baseline for Ireland
Christophe Snoeck, Saskia Ryan, John Pouncett, Maura Pellegrini, Philippe Claeys, Ashlea N Wainwright, Nadine Mattielli, Julia A Lee-Thorp, Rick J Schulting
Journal article | 2020 | Science of The Total Environment
Strontium isotopes are used in archaeology, ecology, forensics, and other disciplines to study the origin of artefacts, humans, an..
Fractionation of rhenium from osmium during noble metal alloy formation in association with sulfides: Implications for the interpretation of model ages in alloy-bearing magmatic rocks
Raul OC Fonseca, Karoline Brueckel, Alessandro Bragagni, Felipe P Leitzke, Iris M Speelmanns, Ashlea N Wainwright
Journal article | 2017 | Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Age and composition of meta-ophiolite from the Rhodope Middle Allochthon (Satovcha, Bulgaria): A test for the maximum-allochthony hypothesis of the Hellenides
Nikolaus Froitzheim, Silke Jahn-Awe, Dirk Frei, Ashlea N Wainwright, Roland Maas, Neven Georgiev, Thorsten J Nagel, Jan Pleuger
Journal article | 2014 | Tectonics
Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory Assistant Manager
Doctor of Natural Sciences
University of Bonn
Bachelor of Science (Hons.)
University of Melbourne