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Associate Professor in Applied Geophysics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

I am a near-surface geophysicist, specialising in the application of seismic and GPR techniques to the quantiative analysis of the subsurface. My research has a heart of ice - I use these techniques to measuring the physical properties of glaciers and ice bodies, but I also work with engineering, environmental and archaeological targets. I also look at ecological applciations of geophysics, having contributed to studies of the distribution of tree roots and the layout of animal burrow networks.

I'm at home in range of field settings, having performed surveys in the Arabian desert, the Burmese jungle and on glaciers at both poles! I'm getting increasingly interested in various applications of distriuted fibre-optic sensing, and our work on Greenland was the first application of distributed acoustic sensing in a glacier borehole.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Exploration Geophysics, University of Leeds