Anna Bidgood

Fulbright-All Disciplines Scholar - Carnegie Institution for Science, Geoscience and Technology Metals

Anna developed a fascination with remote wilderness landscapes and indigenous communities as a teenager and has spent a great deal of time on both mountaineering and research expeditions as she trained to be a geologist.  Anna is a geoscientist with interests in sustainably-sourced technology metals which are critical for the production of low carbon technologies needed to help decarbonise our society.  

Anna graduated from the University of Oxford in 2020 with a PhD in geology before moving to the SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), where she enjoys working at the interface between academia and industry in a changing society and is passionate about metal extraction being accomplished in an environmental and sustainable way.  

Anna will spend time at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington DC where she will be conducting experimental research to determine how the technology metals cobalt and nickel are mobilised and concentrated to aid predictions as to where these metals might be found in nature. Anna is looking forward to visiting the museums around Washington DC, as well as many of the national parks and geological sites in the US, where she hopes to immerse herself through long-distance hikes and biking.