Anna Joy Drury
SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Anna Joy Drury for her fundamental contributions to research on Miocene stable isotope stratigraphy, palaeoceanography and climate evolution.
Anna Joy Drury completed her PhD on Late Miocene climate variability at Imperial College London in 2014 and has since been affiliated as a postdoctoral researcher with MARUM, University of Bremen (Germany) and, currently, the University College London.
In her research, Drury combines classic isotope work on benthic foraminifera with excellence in stratigraphic splicing and stacking. She co-developed the Code for Ocean Drilling Data (CODD) and applied it to synthesise large amounts of published and new data, which allowed her to push the limits of stratigraphy and solve several stratigraphic conundrums of the Late Miocene that previously hampered the understanding of Late Miocene climate evolution. Drury systematically interprets datasets of the highest quality using reproducible and quantitative methods and practices open access to data.
The SSP Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Anna Joy Drury for her fundamental contributions to research on Miocene stratigraphy, paleoceanography and climate evolution, and also for her winning and motivating attitude towards the scientific community, including especially encouraging fellow young(er) researchers.