Jessica Walsh

Dr Jessica Walsh

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


I am a research geologist, with a demonstrated background in geochemistry and geochronology, having worked on Himalayan tectonics, and now in the critical minerals space. I was awarded a PhD from the University of Wollongong in August 2021 and am currently an ARC Grant-Funded Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences (School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences) at The University of Adelaide. Within the Australia Critical Minerals Research Centre, my research focuses on how and where deposits of critical metals, such as rare earth elements, are formed within the Australian continent.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Postdoctoral Researcher | ARC Grant-Funded Researcher University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2021 University of Wollongong Australia PhD
    2015 - 2015 University of Wollongong Australia BSc (First Class Honours, Economic Geology)
    2011 - 2014 University of Wollongong Australia Double Degree: BSc (Geology) & BA (Science, Technology and Society)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Walsh, J. M. J., Buckman, S., Nutman, A. P., & Zhou, R. (2021). The significance of Upper Jurassic felsic volcanic rocks within the incipient, intraoceanic Dras Arc, Ladakh, NW Himalaya. Gondwana Research, 90, 199-219.
    DOI Scopus2
    2019 Walsh, J. M. J., Buckman, S., Nutman, A. P., & Zhou, R. (2019). Age and Provenance of the Nindam Formation, Ladakh, NW Himalaya: Evolution of the Intraoceanic Dras Arc Before Collision With India. Tectonics, 38(8), 3070-3096.
    DOI Scopus9
    2018 Buckman, S., Aitchison, J. C., Nutman, A. P., Bennett, V. C., Saktura, W. M., Walsh, J. M. J., . . . Hidaka, H. (2018). The Spongtang Massif in Ladakh, NW Himalaya: An Early Cretaceous record of spontaneous, intra-oceanic subduction initiation in the Neotethys. Gondwana Research, 63, 226-249.
    DOI Scopus26
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Email: jessica.walsh@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor G
  • Room: G 41
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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