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Dr Julie Prytulak

Associate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42328
Room number: Rm 316

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2018 - Associate Professor, University of Durham

2011 - 2018: NERC Research Fellow, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

2008 - 2011: PDRA, NERC Research Fellow, University of Oxford

2004 - 2008: PhD, University of Bristol

2002 - 2004: Master of Science, Washington State University, USA

1998 - 2002: B.Sc. Honors, Carleton University, Canada

*** I am actively looking to recruit PhD students on the below topics for October 2021 start ***

  • Tracking element transfer during subduction initiation using the isotopic composition of 'chalcophile' elements. Durham supervisors: Julie Prytulak, Geoff Nowell
  • Melting, remobilisation and chemical cannibalism in long-lived mushy systems. Durham supervisors: Julie Prytulak, Madeleine Humphreys
  • Using metal stable isotopes to investigate chemical weathering of anthropogenic deposits. Durham supervisors: Julie Prytulak, Bob Hilton (Geography) and Mathieu Dellinger (Geography)

These projects could be funded through the IAPETUS2 DTP (, Durham Doctoral Scholarships, or other means.

Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss any projects that interest you


  • Madeleine Stow (Durham)
  • Josh Brown (Durham)
  • Sophie Page (Durham)
  • Toby Boocock (St. Andrews)
  • Alex Brett (Imperial)

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences


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