Welcome to Green Tea and Velociraptors, home of Dr. Jon Tennant.
NEWS: As of November 2019, I have completed my research fellowships at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, and the Southern Denmark University Library in Odense. Go Open Science! I am now taking a sabbatical for an indefinite period in order to continue my research, recover psychologically from the last several years of my life, meditate, travel, and continue writing blog articles/books.
I completed my PhD in January 2017 at Imperial College London in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, where I was awarded the Janet Watson award for research excellence. I’m a Palaeontologist by training, which means I know all the ‘Ross from Friends’ jokes, and yes, I do work on dinosaurs. My primary scientific research focuses on patterns of biodiversity and extinction in deep time, and the biological, geological and environmental controls of these patterns. Apparently, I seem to have also developed a keen interest in the evolutionary history of crocodiles and their ancestors.
Science for society
As of the beginning of 2018, I have gone a bit rogue/independent, and spend most of my time doing a combination of research, talks/workshops, travel, scientific communication and consultancy, and working on my own projects.
I am extremely passionate about science communication, public access to scientific knowledge, the wider impact of scholarly communication on society, and improving research culture. I’m also deeply interested in current trends in open scholarship, and have authored many articles, and given countless workshops, webinars, and public talks, including keynotes, on the topic. Much of my current research now focuses on ‘open science’, and also peer review.
You can get in contact with me easily by email.
Thoughts on this site are my own and do not reflect those of my employers or collaborators.
Header image credit: Heidi Arnhold