Samantha March

Ms Samantha March

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Samantha is a metamorphic petrologist and PhD candidate within the Continental Evolution Research Group (CERG). Her research concentrates on ultrahigh-temperature metapelites from Central Australia - specifically the Warumpi Province, Aileron Province and Strangways Metamorphic Complex. Through the application of metamorphic petrology, geochronology, geochemistry and mineral equilibria forward modelling, Samantha's project aims to reconstruct the geodynamic framework of Central Australia.

Samantha also has a strong passion for science communication and is the founding Editor for the first Adelaide University Geological Society (AUGS) monthly newsletter: The Dirt. She also provides regular project updates and explanations of geological concepts and methods on her Instagram: @samthegeo.

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  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Geology)
    2017 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Robert Francis Thyer Award - 2021

Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund - 2021

Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II - Practical Demonstrator

Igneous and Metamorphic Geology III - Practical Demonstrator

Tectonics III - Practical Demonstrator


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