Nidia Álvarez Armada

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I am a palaeobiologist originally from Asturias (north-west Spain). My father introduced me to the field when I was very little and I have not stopped since!

Biography

Sep 2014 – present: Geology PhD student at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland. PhD Thesis: “Taphonomy of pigmentary colours in fossil feathers and insects”.

Sep 2013 – Sep 2014: MSc in Palaeobiology (with Distinction) at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. MSc Thesis: “Testing the evidence for gill slits in early echinoderms”.

Apr 2014: Teaching SPIERS introduction session for Postdocs, PhD and MSc students at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

May 2013 – Sep 2013: Author of “Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” handouts (for 2nd and 3rd year students) and “Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section” (for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students) at the School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Jan 2012 – May 2013: Teaching assistant, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Sep 2011 – May 2013: BSc (Hons.) in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the School of Earth Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Sep 2003 – Jun 2007: BSc in Geology at the University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.