Postdoctoral Fellow in Geodynamics, University of Toronto

Dr. Philip Heron is a postdoctoral researcher in geodynamics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University, previously at the University of Toronto.


  • –present
    Geodynamics, University of Toronto
  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Durham University


  • 2014 
    University of Toronto, PhD in Geophysics
  • 2006 
    University of Leeds, Master of Geophysics (International)


  • 2016
    Lasting mantle scars lead to perennial plate tectonics, Nature Communications
  • 2016
    Inherited structure and coupled crust-mantle lithosphere evolution: Numerical models of Central Australia, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2015
    Intraplate orogenesis within accreted and scarred lithosphere: Example of the Eurekan Orogeny, Ellesmere Island, Tectonophysics
  • 2015
    Influences on the position of large igneous provinces following supercontinent formation, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 2014
    The impact of Rayleigh number on assessing the influence of supercontinent insulation, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 2011
    The role of supercontinent thermal insulation and area in the formation of mantle plumes, Tectonophysics
  • 2010
    The influence of continental thermal properties on mantle flow, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2007
    Effect of regional tectonic setting on local fault response to episodes of volcanic activity, Geophysical Research Letters

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union