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Lucy Cotton

Geothermal Group Manager & Senior Geologist

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Lucy is a geologist based in Cornwall and is the Geothermal Group Manager for GeoScience Limited. She first joined GeoSceince as an intern in 2012 after completing a BSc in geology at Cardiff University and returned annually until joining the company full time in 2017 following her MSc at University College Cork.

Lucy was the Lead Site Geologist during the drilling of both deep geothermal projects in the UK - the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project and most recently, Eden Geothermal. Currently, Lucy is focused on assessing the “size of the prize” for mine water geothermal, specifically from abandoned Cornish tin mines and is working with the geothermal team to establish the viability of using mine water geothermal from Geevor, Levant and Botallack, for space heating on the tin coast.

Lucy is passionate about establishing a diverse and inclusive geothermal industry in the UK and, in her role as UK County Ambassador for WING (Women in Geothermal) is keen to encourage more women and girls to pursue a career in the geothermal sector through outreach and education.

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Affiliations & Memberships

Women in Geothermal (WING): UK Country Ambassador

Member of Women in Mining

Member of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)

STEM Ambassador


MSc Exploration and Field Geology, University College Cork

BSc Geology, Cardiff University

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