Grant Awards

I have attracted >£7M in research funding over my career. The major research awards are given below.

2016     “Ba Structural State in Coral Skeletons” (AA Finch, N Allison) STFC (Diamond) (Beamtime award, £45k)

2016     “Looking for life in the UV: fluorescence as a tool for planetary exploration” (C Cousins, AA Finch et al.) Leverhulme Trust (£160k).

2015     “HiTechAlkCarb”, (F Wall, AA Finch et al.) EU H2020 Consortium (€5.4M; €0.37M to Finch)

2015     “Geology to Metallurgy of Critical Rare Earths: Sustainable Development of Nd and HREE deposits”, (F Wall, AA Finch et al.) ‘SoS RARE’ part of ‘SoS Minerals’ NERC Consortium (£3.5M; £0.45M to Finch)

2013     “Geology to Metallurgy of Critical Rare Earths: Sustainable Development of Nd and HREE deposits”, (F Wall, AA Finch et al.) NERC catalyst grant (£120k).

2012     “The Petrology and Petrogenesis of the West Greenland Carbonatite Complexes”, (AA Finch) industrially funded studentship contract with Nuna Minerals A/S (£21k).

2012     “Dose and Dose Rate Effects in XEOL of Quartz and Feldspar” (AA Finch, G King) STFC (Diamond) (Beamtime award, £65k).

2011     “Accurate climate reconstruction from fossil corals: The impact of seawater carbonate chemistry on the Sr/Ca, d18O and d11B of coral aragonite” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC Standard Grant (£345k).

2011     “Toxicity of tobacco: structural state and speciation of As and Cd” (AA Finch, WE Stephens) STFC (Diamond) (Beamtime award, £49k)

2010     “The impact of transcellular Ca transport on the δ44Ca of coral skeletons” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC SIMS facility (£22.5k)

2010     “Testing the veracity of palaeoclimate reconstructions from bivalves” (LJ Clarke, AA Finch) Soleil Synchrotron (Beamtime award)

2010     “The impact of biological processes on the δ11B of coral skeletons and their significance for palaeo-pH records” (N Allison, AA Finch) NERC SIMS facility (£12.5k)

2010     “Accurate reconstruction of SSTs from coral skeletal Sr/Ca: understanding Sr and Ca transport processes across coral tissues.” (N Allison, AA Finch) NERC SIMS facility (£10k)

2009     “Accurate Luminescence Dating: Developing Combined Spectral and Time Resolved OSL” (AA Finch, RAJ Robinson) NERC (£183k)

2009     “Accurate reconstruction of SSTs from coral skeletal Sr/Ca: understanding Sr and Ca transport across coral tissues” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC (£263k)

2009     “The role of DIC in buffering coral skeletal d11B: a high resolution d13C record in a Porites coral” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC SIMS facility (£10k)

2009     “S coordination in Mytilus edulis and Pecten maximus” (LJ Clarke, AA Finch) STFC (Diamond) (beamtime award, £40k).

2008     “Ba Structural State in Coral Skeletons” (AA Finch, N Allison) CCLRC (Diamond) (beamtime award, £40k).

2008     “Mg structural state and geochemistry in bivalves” (LJ Clarke, AA Finch) Swiss Light Source, Zürich (beamtime award, ~£30k).

2007     “Natural and synthetic porous beryllate frameworks” (M Weller, AA Finch) Leverhulme Trust £85k.

2007     “Magnesium in lattice of calcite brachiopods?” (M Cusack, A Perez-Huerta & AA Finch) Swiss Light Source (beamtime award) (~£25k).

2007     “Sr Structural State in Fossil Corals” (AA Finch, N Allison) CCLRC (Diamond) (beamtime award ~£30k) .

2006     “Coral calcifying fluid pH (indicated by d11B) and skeletal d18O and Sr/Ca in coral skeletons” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC Ion probe Steering Committee £10k.

2005     Mg co-ordination in palaeoenvironmental proxies (AA Finch, N Allison), CCLRC, (Synchrotron beamtime award, £30k).

2005     “Solvothermal chemistry of luminescent lanthanide fluorides” (P Lightfoot, AA Finch) EPSRC £97k.

2005     “Micro-imaging of optically-detected x-ray absorption spectroscopy in materials of geological significance: an exploration of potential” (NRJ Poolton, AA Finch et al.) CCLRC (Daresbury) (beamtime award).

2005     “U-Pb zircon and xenotime dating of the Proterozoic successions of the NW Scottish Highlands” (AR Prave, AA Finch, C Graham, R Parrish) Leverhulme Trust, £122k.

2004     “XEOL of lanthanide-doped zircons” (AA Finch, RAJ Robinson, JQG Spencer) CCLRC (Daresbury), ~60k.

2004     “Compositions of primary fossil coral and cements” (N Allison, AA Finch) NERC Ion probe Steering Committee, £6k.

2004     “Subannual climatic reconstruction from Arctica islandica” (AA Finch, WEN Austin, L Foster) NERC Ion probe Steering Committee, £3k.

2004     U co-ordination in modern and fossil coral skeletons (AA Finch, N Allison), CCLRC, Synchrotron beamtime award, £20k.

2003     “Mg structural state in Environmental Carbonates” (AA Finch, N Allison), CCLRC (Daresbury), ~£45k.

2003     “Predicting sea surface temperatures over glacial-interglacial timescales from fossil coral skeletons” (AA Finch, N Allison) NERC Standard Grant award, £141k.

2002     “Reconstruction of sea surface temperature records using coral skeletons: resolving intra- and inter-colony variations” (N Allison, AA Finch), NERC Ion probe Steering Committee £6k.

2002     “The potential for oxygen isotope analysis at subannual resolution in speleothems” (AA Finch, PA Shaw), EU-Highlat Programme, £5k.

2001     “Sea surface temperatures from coral skeletons: developing Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca as geochemical proxies” (AA Finch, N Allison), NERC Standard Grant, £145k.

2001     “Ionoluminescence of Minerals” (AA Finch, PD Townsend). NERC Standard Grant, £60k.

2001     “Speleothem Geochemistry as an Indicator of Historical and Holocene Drought Cycles” (AA Finch). NERC Ion Probe Steering Committee £6k.

2001     “Palaeoenvironmental Records from Coral Skeletons: The Role of Day and Night deposited aragonite in the reconstruction of Past Seawater Temperatures” (PI N Allison). NERC Ion probe Steering Committee £6k.

2001      “Reconstructing the cooling histories of rocks: the origins of mineral luminescence” (AA Finch) Fellowship award, Royal Society of Edinburgh, £100k.

2000     “The incorporation and speciation in coral aragonite” (AA Finch & N Allison) Beamtime award, synchrotron facility, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA.

2000     “The effects of calcification processes on Sr incorporation and speciation in coral aragonite”. NERC Small grant (PI N Allison), £6k.

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