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Dr Charlotte Kenchington

Subject Earth Sciences
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2018


Charlotte is a palaeobiologist based at the Department of Earth Sciences in Cambridge. Her research focuses on the ecology and diversity of the first large, complex macro-organisms – the Ediacaran Biota – which are though to include fossils of some of the earliest animals. Charlotte’s field areas include southern Namibia, central England, and Newfoundland (Canada). She is currently funded by a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship and the Isaac Newton Trust. She is actively engaged in undergraduate teaching in the Department, and especially love teaching on field courses.

Charlotte was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2016-2018, researching the ecology of marine meiofauna under mentorship of Prof. Duncan McIlroy. She completed her PhD at the Department of Earth Sciences in Cambridge under supervision of Prof. Nick Butterfield and Philip Wilby (British Geological Society), awarded in 2016. Before that, she gained her BA(Mod) in Geology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, graduating with a Gold Medal and high first class honours degree in 2011.