Ella Curtis


I am a PhD student in the School of Earth and Environment investigating the origins of the enriched signature in the mantle underlying the Canary Islands. My research is funded by the NERC panorama DTP.

I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc and MGeol in Geological Sciences in 2019. My final year projects explored melt-rock interaction in pyroxenite xenoliths with Dr Jason Harvey, and the early geochemical evolution of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge with Dr Ivan Savov and Dr David Ferguson. I have also undertaken research into isotopic signatures in mid-ocean ridge basalts with Dr Jason Harvey as part of the Laidlaw Scholarship (formerly the Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship) at the University of Leeds, and whilst studying abroad at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand I investigated the isotopic signatures of rhyolites from the Okataina Volcanic Centre with Dr Bruce Charlier and Professor Colin Wilson.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics