CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits

Jacqueline Halpin

Jacqueline Halpin

Dr Jacqueline Halpin

Research Fellow

BSc (Hons), PhD

Contact Details

Building Level 3 IMAS (Waterfront Building)
Rm 148 Physics (Sandy Bay)
Telephone +61 3 6226 6901 (IMAS)
+61 3 6226 2406 (Sandy Bay)

Career Summary

Dr Jacqueline Halpin completed her Honours degree at the University of Melbourne in 2001 on partial melting in granulite facies rocks at Round Hill (near Broken Hill), New South Wales with Professor Roger Powell and Dr Richard White, before moving to the University of Sydney to pursue postgraduate studies. She completed her PhD in 2007 researching the metamorphic and geochronological evolution of granulite facies rocks from the Rayner Complex in east Antarctica with Professor Geoff Clarke and Dr Richard White. Jacqueline is currently a research fellow based at CODES and has been involved in a variety of both fundamental and applied projects since she joined CODES in 2007.

Jacqueline was awarded the University of Melbourne Study Abroad Scholarship (2000) to complete her BSc degree at the University of British Columbia in Canada, the Allan White medal for her Honours research (2001), the University of Sydney George Harris Postgraduate Scholarship for Geology (2004), the University of Sydney Edgeworth David Travelling Scholarship (2003, 2005) and the UTAS Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence (2010). Jacqueline currently serves on the Tasmania Division of the Geological Society of Australia.

Research Activity

Jacqueline's main research interests involve quantifying the age, chemistry and pressure/temperature conditions of the Earth's continental crust in order to track the evolution of dynamic plate boundaries through geological time. Applied research in collaboration with the minerals industry aims to better understand the link between ore genesis and tectonic setting to inform future exploration. Recent projects have involved investigation of the age and affinity of continental plateaux offshore Western Australia (e.g. Naturaliste, Batavia, Gulden Draak), the tectonic evolution of South East Asia (particularly Indochina), the architecture of the Katangan Basin/Central African Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Pan-African metamorphic evolution of rocks from Zambia. Collaborative research with Associate Professor Nathan Daczko at Macquarie University (Sydney) currently also involves the metamorphic evolution of rocks from Fiordland (New Zealand), the Dayman Dome (Papua New Guinea), the Wongwibinda Complex (NSW) and east Antarctica.


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