Christina’s undergraduate training began at the University of Saskatchewan where she developed a fascination with landscape evolution and archaeology. Her interests in glacial geomorphology and sedimentology led her to pursue an MSc degree at Simon Fraser University to study the sedimentological and micromorphological properties of till associated with the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. During this time, she was introduced to luminescence dating by her co-supervisor, Olav Lian and soon after completion of her MSc work, she enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Wollongong, Australia to pursue research interests in the development and application of luminescence dating techniques in Quaternary geology and archaeology. There, she combined sedimentological and geomorphological observations with new luminescence age estimates from quartz and feldspar aliquots and single grains to help constrain the depositional age of Youngest Toba Tuff (YTT) deposits and artefact-bearing alluvial sediments in the Middle Son Valley, Madhya Pradesh, India. Chrissy also had the opportunity to generate luminescence ages for the Woakwine Range barrier shoreline complex in southeast South Australia and to participate in a geomorphological/geochronological study on beach ridges and sand dunes on the east coast of Australia. She has research interests in sedimentology, geomorphology, geoarchaeology and the development and application of luminescence dating techniques.
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