Dr David Kelsey

David Kelsey
Lecturer - Metamorphic & Field Geology
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

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Dr David Kelsey

Department of Earth Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

The type of research I do can be described as utilising metamorphic geology, geochronology, tectonics, structural geology and tectonostratigraphy. I effectually investigate the natural rock record that is a consequence of chemical, thermal and physical processes that have redistributed material and shaped the architecture of Earth’s crust, in order to understand the processes involved in orogeny and crustal evolution.

More specifically, the types of research projects I run or am involved in use the above disciplines to better understand, for example:

  • large-scale tectonic processes (e.g. things such as continental assembly)
  • the geochemical organisation of the crust
  • thermal drivers for metamorphism
  • how tectonic and metamorphic reactivation of old, residual crust can occur
  • how the crust can get really hot on a regional scale
  • how does the geochronological record from minerals such as zircon and monazite tell us not only about timescales, but also about the possible drivers of metamorphism
  • how do minerals such as monazite behave as a consequence of prograde (up-temperature) metamorphism, and how does this impact on the heat-producing capability of crustal rocks

My principal research interests and passions are crustal metamorphism, the behaviour of accessory minerals monazite and zircon and developing quantitative tools that enable the study of mid- to deep-crustal systems.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2010 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2006 Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow (with 25% teaching/lecturing component) University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Award Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP16)
2014 Invitation Invited Keynote oral presentation: International Association for Gondwana Research (IAGR) China University of Geosciences, Beijing China
2014 Invitation Invited speaker at Yale University Fall Colloquium Yale University United States
2013 Award Australia–China Young Researchers Exchange Program: collaborative research visit to Chinese research institutions University of Adelaide Australia
2013 Invitation Invited Focus article: Geoscience Frontiers, 6, 311–356. doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2014.09.006 Geoscience Frontiers, Elsevier journal based in China
2013 Invitation Invited THERMOCALC short course organiser and presenter: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur India
2012 Invitation Invited Keynote oral presentation: 34th International Geological Congress (IGC), Brisbane Australia
2010 Invitation Invited Keynote oral presentation: Geological Society of America annual conference, Denver CO United States
2010 Award Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP10R2) University of Adelaide Australia $192,000
2009 Invitation Invited Keynote oral presentation: Granulites & Granulites conference, Hrubá Skála Chateau, Turnov Czech Republic
2008 Recognition Journal of Metamorphic Geology Literature Highlight: Kelsey et al., v26, 199-212, doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2007.00757.x
2006 Invitation Invited Focus article: Gondwana Research, 13, 1-29. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2007.06.001 Gondwana Research, Elsevier journal
2006 Invitation Invited Keynote oral presentation: 16th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Melbourne Australia
2006 Fellowship Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia $295,000

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Melbourne Australia PhD

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Williams, M., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Raimondo, T., Morrissey, L., Tucker, N., & Dutch, R. (2018). Further evidence for two metamorphical events in the Mawson Continent. Antarctic Science, 30(1), 44-65.
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2017 Bhowany, K., Hand, M., Clark, C., Kelsey, D., Reddy, S., Pearce, M., . . . Morrissey, L. (2017). Phase equilibria modelling constraints on P-T conditions during fluid catalysed conversion of granulite to eclogite in the Bergen Arcs, Norway. Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
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2017 Ren, Y., Chen, D., Kelsey, D., Gong, X., & Liu, L. (2017). Petrology and Geochemistry of the lawsonite (pseudomorph)-bearing eclogite in Yuka terrane, North Qaidam UHPM belt: An eclogite facies metamorphosed oceanic slice. Gondwana Research, 42, 220-242.
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2017 ALESSIO, B., BLADES, M., MURRAY, G., THORPE, B., COLLINS, A., KELSEY, D., . . . JOURDAN, F. (2017). Origin and tectonic evolution of the NE basement of Oman: a window into the Neoproterozoic accretionary growth of India?. Geological Magazine, 1-25.
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2017 Alessio, K., Hand, M., Morrissey, L., Kelsey, D., & Payne, J. (2017). Melt reintegration modelling: Testing against a subsolidus reference assemblage. Geosciences (Switzerland), 7(3), 75.
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2017 Kelsey, D., Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Clark, C., Tamblyn, R., Gaehl, A., & Marshall, S. (2017). Significance of post-peak metamorphic reaction microstructures in the ultrahigh temperature Eastern Ghats Province, India. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35(9), 1081-1109.
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2017 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. (2017). A curious case of agreement between conventional thermobarometry and phase equilibria modelling in granulites: New constraints on P–T estimates in the Antarctica segment of the Musgrave–Albany–Fraser–Wilkes Orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35(9), 1023-1050.
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2016 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Lane, K., Kelsey, D., & Dutch, R. (2016). Upgrading iron-ore deposits by melt loss during granulite facies metamorphism. Ore Geology Reviews, 74, 101-121.
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2016 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., & Wade, B. (2016). Cambrian high-temperature reworking of the Rayner-Eastern ghats terrane: Constraints from the Northern Prince Charles Mountains region, East Antarctica. Journal of Petrology, 57(1), 53-91.
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2016 He, X., Santosh, M., Bockmann, K., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Hu, J., & Wan, Y. (2016). Petrology, phase equilibria and monazite geochronology of granulite-facies metapelites from deep drill cores in the Ordos Block of the North China Craton. Lithos, 262, 44-57.
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2015 Morrissey, L. J., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2015). Multi-stage metamorphism in the Rayner-Eastern Ghats Terrane: P-T-t constraints from the northern Prince Charles Mountains, east Antarctica. Precambrian Research, 267, 137-163.
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2015 Wong, B., Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Fields, C., & Kelsey, D. (2015). Grenvillian-aged reworking of late Paleoproterozoic crust of the southern North Australian Craton, central Australia: implications for the assembly of Mesoproterozoic Australia. Precambrian Research, 270, 100-123.
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2015 Tucker, N., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., & Dutch, R. (2015). A duality of timescales: short-lived ultrahigh temperature metamorphism preserving a long-lived monazite growth history in the Grenvillian Musgrave-Albany-Fraser Orogen. Precambrian Research, 264, 204-234.
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2015 Walsh, A., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. (2015). A metamorphic perspective on foreland flexure during intraplate orogeny: evidence for the involvement of weak lithosphere. Terra Nova, 27(5), 329-337.
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2015 Howard, H., Smithies, R., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D., Aitken, A., Wingate, M., . . . Maier, W. (2015). Corrigendum to The burning heart - The Proterozoic geology and geological evolution of the west Musgrave Region, central Australia [Gondwana Research, 27, 1, (2015), 64-94] DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2014.09.001. Gondwana Research, 28(3), 1255.
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2015 Howard, H., Smithies, R., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D., Aitken, A., Wingate, M., . . . Maier, W. (2015). The burning heart - the Proterozoic geology and geological evolution of the west Musgrave Region, central Australia. Gondwana Research, 27(1), 64-94.
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2015 Kelsey, D. E., & Hand, M. (2015). On ultrahigh temperature crustal metamorphism: phase equilibria, trace element thermometry, bulk composition, heat sources, timescales and tectonic settings. Geoscience Frontiers, 6(3), 311-356.
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2015 Walsh, A., Kelsey, D., Kirkland, C., Hand, M., Smithies, R., Clark, C., & Howard, H. (2015). P-T-t evolution of a large, long-lived, ultrahigh-temperature Grenvillian belt in central Australia. Gondwana Research, 28(2), 531-564.
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2014 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Raimondo, T., & Kelsey, D. (2014). Long-lived high-T, low-P granulite facies metamorphism in the Arunta Region, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32(1), 25-47.
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2013 Anderson, J., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., & Collins, W. (2013). Conductively driven, high-thermal gradient metamorphism in the Anmatjira Range, Arunta region, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31(9), 1003-1026.
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2013 Cutts, K., Kelsey, D., & Hand, M. (2013). Evidence for late Paleoproterozoic (ca 1690-1665 Ma) high- to ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in southern Australia: Implications for Proterozoic supercontinent models. Gondwana Research, 23(2), 617-640.
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2012 Anderson, J., Payne, J., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Collins, A., & Santosh, M. (2012). High-pressure granulites at the dawn of the Proterozoic. Geology, 40(5), 431-434.
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2012 Walsh, A., Raimondo, T., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Pfitzner, H., & Clark, C. (2012). Duration of high-pressure metamorphism and cooling during the intraplate Petermann Orogeny. Gondwana Research, Online(3-4), 1-15.
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2011 Morrissey, L., Payne, J., Kelsey, D., & Hand, M. (2011). Grenvillian-aged reworking in the North Australian Craton, central Australia: Constraints from geochronology and modelled phase equilibria. Precambrian Research, 191(3-4), 141-165.
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2011 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., & Strachan, R. (2011). P-T constraints and timing of Barrovian metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: implications for the structural setting of the Unst ophiolite. Journal of the Geological Society, 168(6), 1265-1284.
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2011 Smithies, R., Howard, H., Evins, P., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., . . . Belousova, E. (2011). High-temperature granite magmatism, crust-mantle interaction and the Mesoproterozoic intracontinental evolution of the Musgrave Province, Central Australia. Journal of Petrology, 52(5), 931-958.
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2011 Cutts, K., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. (2011). Evidence for early Mesoproterozoic (ca. 1590 Ma) ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in southern Australia. Lithos, 124(1-2 Sp Iss), 1-16.
DOI Scopus27 WoS29
2011 Kelsey, D., & Powell, R. (2011). Progress in linking accessory mineral growth and breakdown to major mineral evolution in metamorphic rocks: a thermodynamic approach in the Na₂O-CaO-K₂O-FeO-MgO-Al₂O₃-SiO₂-H₂O-TiO₂-ZrO₂ system. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29(1), 151-166.
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2010 McGee, B., Giles, D., Kelsey, D., & Collins, A. (2010). Protolith heterogeneity as a factor controlling the feedback between deformation, metamorphism and melting in a granulite-hosted gold deposit. Journal of the Geological Society, 167(6), 1089-1103.
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2010 Dutch, R., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. (2010). Unravelling the tectonothermal evolution of reworked Archean granulite facies metapelites using in situ geochronology: an example from the Gawler Craton, Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28(3), 293-316.
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2010 Cutts, K., Kinny, P., Strachan, R., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., Emery, M., . . . Leslie, A. (2010). Three metamorphic events recorded in a single garnet: Integrated phase modelling, in situ LA-ICPMS and SIMS geochronology from the Moine Supergroup, NW Scotland. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28(3), 249-267.
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2009 Phillips, G., Kelsey, D., Corvino, A., & Dutch, R. (2009). Continental reworking during overprinting orogenic events, southern Prince Charles Mountains, east Antarctica. Journal of Petrology, 50(11), 2017-2041.
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2009 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., Wade, B., Strachan, R., Clark, C., & Netting, A. (2009). Evidence for 930 Ma metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: Implications for Neoproterozoic tectonics in the Laurentia-Baltica sector of Rodinia. Journal of the Geological Society, 166(6), 1033-1047.
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2009 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., & Strachan, R. (2009). Orogenic versus extensional settings for regional metamorphism: Knoydartian events in the Moine Supergroup revisited. Journal of the Geological Society, 166(Part 2), 201-204.
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2008 Wade, B., Kelsey, D., & Hatch, K. (2008). The Musgrave Province: Stitching north, west and south Australia. Precambrian Research, 166(1-4), 370-386.
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2008 Reid, A., Hand, M., Jagodzinski, L., Kelsey, D., & Pearson, N. (2008). Paleoproterozoic orogenesis in the southeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(4), 449-471.
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2008 Kelsey, D., Wade, B., Collins, A., Hand, M., Sealing, C., & Netting, A. (2008). Discovery of a Neoproterozoic basin in the Prydz belt in East Antarctica and its implications for Gondwana assembly and ultrahigh temperature metamorphism. Precambrian Research, 161(3-4), 355-388.
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2008 Kelsey, D., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2008). Thermobarometric modelling of zircon and monazite growth in melt-bearing systems: examples using model metapelitic and metapsammitic granulites. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26(2), 199-212.
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2008 Kelsey, D. (2008). On ultrahigh-temperature crustal metamorphism. Gondwana Research, 13(1), 1-29.
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2007 Clark, C., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., & Goscombe, B. (2007). Linking crustal reworking to terrane accretion. Journal of the Geological Society, 164(5), 937-940.
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2007 Halpin, J., White, R., Clarke, G., & Kelsey, D. (2007). The proterozoic P-T-t evolution of the Kemp Land coast, east Antarctica; Constraints from Si-saturated and Si-undersaturated metapelites. Journal of Petrology, 48(7), 1321-1349.
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2007 Halpin, J., Clarke, G., White, R., & Kelsey, D. (2007). Contrasting P-T-t paths for neoproterozoic metamorphism in MacRobertson and Kemp lands, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25(6), 683-701.
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2007 Clark, C., Kelsey, D., & Hand, M. (2007). Assembling Proterozoic Australia: Inside out or outside in?. Gondwana Research, 11(4), 575-576.
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2007 Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Clark, C., & Wilson, C. (2007). On the application of in situ monazite chemical geochronology to constraining P–T–t histories in high-temperature (>850 °C) polymetamorphic granulites from Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society, 164(3), 667-683.
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2007 Collins, A., Clark, C., Sajeev, K., Santosh, M., Kelsey, D., & Hand, M. (2007). Passage through India: the Mozambique Ocean suture, high-pressure granulites and the Palghat-Cauvery shear zone system. Terra Nova, 19(2), 141-147.
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2006 Kelsey, D., Clark, C., Hand, M., & Collins, A. (2006). Comment on "First report of garnet-corundum rocks from southern India: Implications for prograde high-pressure (eclogite-facies?) metamorphism". Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 249(3-4), 529-534.
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2005 Kelsey, D., White, R., & Powell, R. (2005). Calculated phase equilibria in K₂O-FeO-MgO-Al₂O₃-SiO₂-H₂O for silica-undersaturated sapphirine-bearing mineral assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23(4), 217-239.
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2004 Kelsey, D., White, R., Holland, T., & Powell, R. (2004). Calculated phase equilibria in K₂O-FeO-MgO-Al₂O₃-SiO₂-H₂O for sapphirine-quartz-bearing mineral assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 22(6), 559-578.
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2003 Kelsey, D., Wilson, C., & Steele, D. (2003). (Th+U)-Pb monazite ages from Al-Mg-rich metapelites, Rauer Group, east Antarctica. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 146(3), 326-340.
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2003 Kelsey, D., White, R., & Powell, R. (2003). Orthopyroxene-sillimanite-quartz assemblages: distribution, petrology, quantitative P-T-X constraints and P-T paths. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21(5), 439-453.
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2003 Kelsey, D., White, R., Powell, R., Wilson, C., & Quinn, C. (2003). New constraints on metamorphism in the Rauer Group, Prydz Bay, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21(8), 739-759.
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Books

Year Citation
2011 Howard, H. M., Werner, M., Smithies, R. H., Evins, P. M., Kirkland, C. L., Kelsey, D. E., . . . Raimondo, T. (2011). The Geology of the West Musgrave Province and the Bentley Supergroup – a field guide. Geological Survey of Western Australia.
2010 Smithies, R., Howard, H., Evins, P., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., . . . Allchurch, S. (2010). Geochemistry, geochronology and petrogenesis of Mesoproterozoic felsic rocks in the west Musgrave Province, Central Australia, and implications for the Mesoproterozoic tectonic evolution of the region. Western Australia: Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Kelsey, D. E. (2015). Metamorphism as a tectonic tool. In Australia–China Tectonics Research Centre meeting of “The amalgamation of Gondwana and Asia". Northwest University, Xi’an, China.
2015 Bockmann, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Morrissey, L., & Kemp, C. (2015). Metamorphic controls on U–Th distribution in the crust. In Granulites & Granulites 2015 Abstract Volume. Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Windhoek, Namibia.
2015 Williams, M. A., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2015). What's under the ice in eastern Antarctica: understanding cryptic polymetamorphism through correlations with Australia. In Granulites & Granulites 2015 Abstract Volume. Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Windhoek, Namibia.
2013 A – Goldschmidt Abstracts 2013 (2013). In Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 77 (pp. 551-635).
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2012 Kelsey, D. E. (2012). Advances toward understanding ultrahigh metamorphism: the current state of play. In http://iugs.org/34igc/FileLibrary/program_12jul.pdf. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland, Australia.
2012 Walsh, A., Kelsey, D., Hand, M., Smithies, R., Kirkland, C., & Clark, C. (2012). A long-lived UHT Grenvillian belt in central Australia. In http://iugs.org/34igc/FileLibrary/program_12jul.pdf. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland, Australia.
2011 Cutts, K. A., Strachan, R. A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Cawood, P. (2011). Valhalla orogenesis in the North Atlantic region: characterisation of the Knoydartian and Renland events using integrated phase modelling and in situ LA–ICPMS geochronology. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13 (pp. EGU2011-120). Vienna, Austria.
2011 Payne, J. L., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Marshall, S. K., Wade, B. P., Netting, A., & Terlet, J. (2011). Re-distribution of rare earth elements during symplectite formation under Ultra High Temperature metamorphic conditions. In GAC–MAC Annual Meeting 2011 proceedings. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
2011 Payne, J. L., Hand, M., Barovich, K. M., Anderson, J. R., Reid, A., & Kelsey, D. E. (2011). An Archean supercontinent or supercratons? Evidence for a late Archean–early Paleoproterozoic Supercraton. In GAC–MAC Annual Meeting 2011 proceedings. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
2011 Kelsey, D. E., Smithies, R. H., Woodhouse, A. J., Hand, M., Kirkland, C. L., & Howard, H. M. (2011). Implications for the tectonic setting of long-lived Grenvillian-aged tectonism in the Musgrave Province, central Australia, based on constraints from large-scale isotopic homogeneity and thermobarometry. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 43 (pp. 490). Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.
2011 Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Clark, C., Cutts, K. A., & Powell, R. (2011). Linking accessory mineral growth and breakdown to major mineral evolution in metamorphic rocks—where are we at for monazite?. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 43 (pp. 330). Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.
2011 Walsh, A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Clark, C. (2011). Constraints on the duration of the intraplate Petermann Orogeny. In Murramarang 2011 abstract volume. Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort, South Durras, New South Wales.
2010 Cutts, K. A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Howard, K. E., Barovich, K., & Teale, G. (2010). Mesoproterozoic HT to UHT metamorphism in the Gawler Craton, South Australia. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 97 (pp. 19). Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
2010 Anderson, J., Collins, A. S., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Plavsa, D., Chetty, T., & Santosh, M. (2010). Geochronological, metamorphic and structural evolution of the Kanjamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 296). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Marshall, S., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2010). Metamorphism of large hot orogens: revisiting the Eastern Ghats classic. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 322). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Metz, E., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2010). Metamorphic and geochronological constraints within a proposed continental suture in southern India. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 325). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2010). The metamorphic evolution of the eastern Warumpi Province. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 327). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Smithies, H., Howard, H., Evins, P., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., & Collins, A. (2010). Felsic magmatism and the Mesoproterozoic evolution of the west Musgrave Province, central Australia. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 146-147). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Telenko, B., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2010). High pressure metamorphism during intracratonic orogenesis in the Amata region, Musgrave Province: physical conditions and rates. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 345). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Walsh, A., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2010). Constraining the thermal evolution of a large intracontinental orogen. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 98 (pp. 347-348). National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
2010 Kelsey, D. E., & Powell, R. (2010). The current state of play in linking accessory mineral growth and breakdown to major mineral evolution in metamorphic rocks. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 42 (pp. 48). Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America.
2010 Kelsey, D. E., Smithies, R. H., Hand, M., Evins, P. M., Clark, C., & Kirkland, C. (2010). What is the tectonic setting of long-lived Grenvillian-aged ultrahigh temperature, high geothermal gradient metamorphism in the Musgrave Province, central Australia?. In Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Vol. 42 (pp. 516). 2010 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
2009 Kelsey, D. E., Powell, R., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2009). Progress in linking accessory mineral growth and breakdown to major mineral evolution in metamorphic rocks – a thermodynamic approach. In Granulites & Granulites 2009 conference proceedings. Hrubá Skála Chateau, Turnov, Czech Republic.
2009 Cutts, K. A., Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Dutch, R. A., Teale, G., & Teasdale, J. (2009). Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Gawler Craton, South Australia. In Granulites & Granulites 2009 conference proceedings. Hrubá Skála Chateau, Turnov, Czech Republic.
2009 Cutts, K. A., Strachan, R. A., Kelsey, D. E., & Hand, M. (2009). Metamorphic constraints on Valhalla orogenic events: characterisation of the Knoydartian and Renland events. In Geological Society of London Fermor Meeting. Edinburgh, Scotland.
2009 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Teale, G. (2009). Evidence for Mesoproterozoic HT to UHT metamorphism in the northern Gawler Craton, South Australia. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 96 (pp. 18). Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
2009 Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Smithies, H., Evins, P., Clark, C., & Kirkland, C. (2009). High-temperature, high geothermal gradient metamorphism in the Musgrave Province, central Australia; potential constraints on tectonic setting. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 96 (pp. 28). Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
2009 Cutts, K. A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Strachan, R. A. (2009). Neoproterozoic metamorphic constraints on orogenic events in the North Atlantic: the utility of in situ geochronology and metamorphic phase diagrams for discriminating events in polymetamorphic terrane. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 97 (pp. 18). Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
2008 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Payne, J., & Barovich, K. (2008). Granulites in the Northern Gawler Craton: the high temperature record of Mesoproterozoic crustal thickening. In Abstracts of the Geological Society of Australia: Abstracts of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention Vol. 89 (pp. 75-76). Perth, Western Australia.
2008 Dutch, R. A., Hand, M., & Kelsey, D. E. (2008). Tectonothermal evolution of the Kimban Orogeny, Southern Gawler Craton; evidence for extrusional tectonics during the development of a transpressional orogen. In Abstracts of the Geological Society of Australia: Abstracts of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention Vol. 89 (pp. 86). Perth, Western Australia.
2008 Payne, J. L., Hand, M., Barovich, K., Kelsey, D. E., & Kinny, P. (2008). Early Mesoproterozoic crustal anatexis in the Gawler Craton, South Australia. In Abstracts of the Geological Society of Australia: Abstracts of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention Vol. 89 (pp. 196). Perth, Western Australia.
2008 Wade, B. P., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Barovich, K. M., Scrimgeour, I. R., & Close, D. F. (2008). A record of Late Palaeoproterozoic metamorphism and reworking in the Cadney Metamorphics, Strangways Metamorphic Complex, central Australia. In Abstracts of the Geological Society of Australia: Abstracts of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention Vol. 89 (pp. 248). Perth, Western Australia.
2007 Rutherford, L., Barovich, K., Kelsey, D. E., Wade, B., & Mason, D. (2007). Post-orogenic A-type felsic magmatism in the eastern Musgrave Province. In The Geological Society of Australia. Alice Springs, Australia.
2007 Cutts, K., Hand, M., Clark, C., & Kelsey, D. E. (2007). Caledonian (c. 470 Ma) and Early Neoproterozoic (c. 930 Ma) metamorphism in the Shetland Islands: P–T constraints for the Shetland Caledonides and evidence for the integration of a previously unrecognized tectonite. In The Geological Society of Australia. Alice Springs, Australia.
2007 Clark, C., Collins, A., Wade, B., Kelsey, D. E., Payne, J., Hand, M., & Santosh, M. (2007). The Cambrian UHT Palghat–Cauvery Shear Zone system, Southern India: accessory mineral chemistry and geochronology coupled with calculated phase diagrams. In The Geological Society of Australia. Alice Springs, Australia.
2007 Kelsey, D. E., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2007). Integrating Zircon and Monazite Saturation with Metamorphism in Melt-bearing Systems. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 9 (pp. EGU2007-A-00640). Vienna, Austria.
2006 Belperio, M., Walker-Hallam, A., Collins, A. S., Kelsey, D. E., Howard, H., & Smithies, H. (2006). Complex strain in mylonites from the western Musgraves, WA. In Australian Earth Science Convention. Melbourne.
2006 Kelsey, D. E., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2006). Integrating Zircon and Monazite Saturation with Metamorphism in Melt-bearing Systems. In Granulites & Granulites. Brasilia, Brazil.
2006 Clark, C., Collins, A. S., Wade, B., Kelsey, D. E., Payne, J., Santosh, M., & Hand, M. (2006). Coupling accessory mineral chemistry and geochronology with calculated phase diagrams: an example from the UHT Palghat Cauvery shear system, southern India. In Granulites & Granulites. Brasilia, Brazil.
2006 Kelsey, D. E. (2006). Ultrahigh-temperature crustal metamorphism. In Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Vol. 70 (pp. A313).
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2006 Kelsey, D. E., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2006). Integrating zircon and monazite saturation with metamorphism in melt-bearing systems. In GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Vol. 70 (pp. A312). Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.
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2006 Clark, C., Collins, A., Wade, B., Kelsey, D., Payne, J., Santosh, M., & Hand, M. (2006). Coupling accessory mineral chemistry and geochronology with calculated phase diagrams: An example from the UHT Palghat Cauvery shear system Southern India. In Granulites and Granulites, 10-12 July, 2006 (pp. 22). Brasília, Brazil.
2005 Kelsey, D. E., Clark, C., Wilson, C. J. L., & Hand, M. (2005). Polymetamorphism in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica? Sm–Nd garnet and Th–U–Pb garnet-hosted monazite ages. In EGRU Abstract Volume 64 Vol. 64 (pp. 67). Jupiters Hotel, Townsville, Australia.
2004 Kelsey, D. E., & White, R. W. (2004). Calculated phase equilibria for sapphirine-bearing mineral assemblages. In Geoscience Africa.
2003 Quinn, C. D., Kelsey, D. E., & Wilson, C. J. L. (2003). Laminar shear flow and composite fabric development in the Rauer Group, East Antarctica. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts. Monash University.
2002 Kelsey, D. E. (2002). From mineral reaction textures to P-T evolution paths. In Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Vol. 69 (pp. 13). University of Melbourne.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Kelsey, D. E., & Hand, M. (2014). Revisiting ultrahigh temperature crustal metamorphism at regional scale – causes, tectonic setting, phase equilibria and trace element thermometry constraints. Poster session presented at the meeting of IAGR Conference Series; http://www.iagrhomepage.com/zb_users/upload/2014/9/IAGR_Conference_series_20.pdf. China University of Geosciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
2013 Walsh, A. K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., Collins, A., & Brick, R. (2013). World’s oldest eclogites? Phase equilibria constraints on 2 Ga metapelitic-hosted eclogites from the Usagaran Orogen, Tanzania. Poster session presented at the meeting of Mineralogical Magazine. Florence, Italy: Mineralogical Society.
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2013 Hand, M., Morrissey, L., Anderson, J., Kelsey, D. E., & Raimondo, T. (2013). Long-term high thermal gradients in the crust. Poster session presented at the meeting of Granulites & Granulites 2013 abstract volume. National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
2013 Morrissey, L., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Payne, J. (2013). Temporal constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the northern Prince Charles Mountains, east Antarctica. Poster session presented at the meeting of Granulites & Granulites 2013 Abstract Volume. National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
2013 Walsh, A., Kelsey, D., Smithies, R., Hand, M., Kirkland, C., Clark, C., & Howard, H. (2013). A long-lived Grenvillian UHT belt in central Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Granulites & Granulites 2013 Abstract Volume. National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
2012 Anderson, J. R., Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., & Collins, W. J. (2012). P–T and geochronological constraints on the tectonothermal history of metamorphic belts in the southern Arunta Region. Poster session presented at the meeting of http://iugs.org/34igc/FileLibrary/program_12jul.pdf. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland, Australia.
2012 Morrissey, L., Wong, B., Hand, M., Payne, J., Kelsey, D. E., & Collins, W. J. (2012). Grenvillian-aged reworking in the southern North Australian Craton, central Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of http://iugs.org/34igc/FileLibrary/program_12jul.pdf. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland, Australia.
2012 Howard, H., Smithies, H., Kirkland, C., Kelsey, D. E., & Hand, M. (2012). Unravelling the Mesoproterozoic mysteries of the Musgrave Province. Poster session presented at the meeting of http://iugs.org/34igc/FileLibrary/program_12jul.pdf. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland, Australia.
2011 Cutts, K. A., Hand, M., Kelsey, D. E., & Teale, G. (2011). Understanding the record of UHT metamorphism in southern Australia using integrated phase modelling and in situ LA–ICPMS geochronology. Poster session presented at the meeting of Igneous & Metamorphic Studies Group 3rd annual meeting conference proceedings. Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
2011 Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Collins, A. S., Jourdan, F., Smithies, R. H., & Kirkland, C. (2011). Constraining conditions and timing of orogeny and reworking in the west Musgrave Province (Grant ID LP100200127). Poster session presented at the meeting of Geological Survey of Western Australia show and tell of west Musgrave Province for Industry, other State Geological Surveys and Traditional Land owners. Warburton, western Australia.
2009 Hand, M., Raimondo, T., Collins, A., & Kelsey, D. (2009). Intracratonic orogeny in central Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Geological Society of Australia. Sydney: Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology.
2009 Kelsey, D. E., Powell, R., Clark, C., & Hand, M. (2009). Progress in linking accessory mineral growth and breakdown to major mineral evolution in metamorphic rocks – a thermodynamic approach. Poster session presented at the meeting of RP-day Abstract volume. University of Melbourne.
2009 Cutts, K. A., Kelsey, D. E., Hand, M., Dutch, R. A., Teale, G., & Teasdale, J. (2009). Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Gawler Craton, South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of RP-day Abstract volume. University of Melbourne.
2008 Kelsey, D. E., King, R., & Hand, M. (2008). Thermal structure of the Musgrave Orogeny (Musgrave Province). Poster session presented at the meeting of PIRSA Linkage Grant progress. University of Adelaide.
2007 Kelsey, D. E., Wade, B. P., Hand, M., & Clark, C. (2007). Thermobarometric modeling of zircon and monazite dissolution and growth: application to constraining the cooling rate of metasedimentary granulites from the Anmatjira Ranges, central Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Geological Society of Australia. Alice Springs.
2005 Kelsey, D. E., Conor, C., & Wade, B. (2005). Metamorphism and monazite ages in the Musgrave Province. Poster session presented at the meeting of Primary Industries and Resources of Souith Australia (PIRSA) Linkage Grant reporting day. Adelaide.
2001 Kelsey, D. E. (2001). Quantitative insights on the metamorphic evolution of aluminous granulites in the Rauer Group, Prydz Bay, east Antarctica. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2001 Antarctic Geoscience Forum. Macquarie University.

Australian Research Council (ARC) grants awarded:

Lead Chief Investigator (CI) on ARC Discovery Project DP160101006 "Impact of melt loss on crustal heat production and Earth geodynamics". Will commence in 2016. Project PIs Professor Daniela Rubatto (University of Bern, Switzerland) and Professor Frank Spear (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA).

Lead Chief Investigator (CI) on ARC Linkage Project LP100200127 "Constraining conditions and timing of orogeny and reworking in the west Musgrave Province". Commenced 2010. Project partners Geological Survey of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Sole CI on 4-year research + teaching ARC Discovery Project DP0665094 (ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship) "Tectonic links between the Musgrave Province and the North Australian Craton: correlations, event chronology, and tectonothermal regimes”. Commenced 2006.

 

Other notable grants awarded:

Australia–China Young Researchers Exchange Program 2013, funded by Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) and in China by the China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC). I was the only recipient from the University of Adelaide and there were 16 national recipients overall.

 

 

  • 2010-2016: level 3 metamorphic geology (in Igneous & Metamorphic Geology III course). Topics covered: petrography, thermobarometry, diffusion, heat transfer, pressure-temperature paths, metamorphism and tectonics, geodynamics from the metamorphic rock record; and
  • 2011-2016: coordinated and taught level 3 field geology (Field Geoscience Program III), which is a 2-week remote field-camp-based geological mapping course.
  • 2016: designed, coordinated and ran the Tectonics III 3-day field camp that showcased the geology of the Delamerian Orogen.
  • 2015: designed, coordinated and ran the industry sponsored Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) 5-day short course, Mineral Exploration Through Cover. It was designed around the national UNCOVER initiative theme of unlocking mineral resources.
  • 2006-2010: level 2 metamorphic geology (in Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II).

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Metamorphic Geology and Tectonics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Renee Jade Tamblyn
2016 Co-Supervisor Metamorphic Controls on K-U-Th distribution in the crust Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kiara Bockmann
2016 Principal Supervisor Impact of Melt loss on crustal heat production and Earth geodynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Megan Alice Williams
2016 Co-Supervisor Fluid Assistend Metamorphism at ultra-high pressures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kamini Bhowany
2014 Co-Supervisor Metamorphic and Crustal Evolution of Australian-Antarctic Proterozoic Margins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Naomi Marie Tucker

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Characterising the P-T-t Histories and Effects of Melt Loss in High Thermal Gradient Terranes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Laura Jane Morrissey
2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Thermo-mechanical evolution of orogeny in the Musgrave Province Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Alec Keith Walsh
2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Metamorphic and isotopic characterisation of Proterozoic belts at the margins of the North and West Australian Cratons Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jade Rachel Anderson
2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Investigating the Metamorphic Evolution of Reworked Terrains Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kathryn Cutts
2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Reworking the Gawler Craton: Metamorphic and Geochronological Constraints on Palaeoproterozoic Reactivation of the Southern Gawler Craton, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rian Dutch
Position
Lecturer - Metamorphic & Field Geology
Phone
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Fax
8313 6222
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Helen Mayo Building North, floor G
Room Number
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Org Unit
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