School of Physical Sciences, The Open University

Volcanologist who works on volcanoes in Iceland and Chile.

Specialises in the interactions between volcanoes and ice.

Been working in Iceland for c.30 years on a range of projects including: magma mixing; rhyolite geochemistry; physical volcanology of rhyolite and basalt volcano-ice interactions; Ar-Ar dating of Pleistocene rhyolite eruptions; volatiles in rhyolite eruptions; cooling fractures when lavas meet ice, snow, and water.

Have also worked on Scottish granites, and written book chapters on volcanism at the ancient Ben Nevis and Glen Coe volcanoes in Scotland.

Experience

  • 1996–2018
    Volcanologist, The Open University