Dr Kate Hendry

Kate is a biogeochemist and chemical oceanographer, interested in understanding nutrient cycling in the modern ocean, and the link between past climatic change, ocean circulation, nutrient supply and biological productivity.

She is an Associate Professor at the University of Bristol, having been a University Research Fellow of the Royal Society since 2013. She received her PhD in Antarctic biogeochemistry in 2008, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), before moving back to the UK in 2012, initially at Cardiff University before moving across the Severn Estuary to Bristol. She has been a principal investigator on grants from the Natural Environment Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission, and on a European Research Council starting grant. In 2016, Kate received the European Association of Geochemistry Houtermans Medal for early career geochemists.

Kate is chair of Antarctic Science Ltd, and a member of the National Oceanography Centre Associate steering board, the Marine Facilities Advisory Board, and the UK National Committee for Antarctic Research (UKNCAR). She is currently a co-opted member of the Challenger Council for Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility.

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