Dr Natasha Barrett

Postdoctoral Researcher | 2020 National Geographic Explorer
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Perth, WA

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Natasha Barrett (she/her) is an Australian early-career geologist and geochemist researching the evolution of Earth’s mantle lithosphere through geological time. She currently holds a postdoctoral research position at the University of Copenhagen and is a 2020 National Geographic Explorer working on projects in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and SW Greenland. Natasha completed a PhD at the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2020 focusing on using petrology and isotope geochemistry to track melt processes in the mantle lithosphere beneath volcanic islands in the SW Pacific region. Prior to her PhD, Natasha completed a BSc double majoring in chemistry and geology, and MSc in geology from the University of Western Australia researching lower crustal xenoliths from the Monaro volcanic province in eastern Australia (NSW). She has also completed research internships with the CSIRO Mineral Resources Discovery Program (Perth) and Lunar and Planetary Science Institute (Houston) through NASA’s Solar System Exploration Virtual Research Institute (SSERVI).