Senior lecturer, The Open University

Volcanologist who works on volcanoes in Iceland and Chile. Been working in Iceland for 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 in lavas meeting ice, snow, and water.

Have also worked on Scottish granites, written book chapters on volcanism at the ancient Ben Nevis and Glen Coe volcanoes in Scotland, and written a few papers on the Carbon isotope systematic of carbonaceous chondrites.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior lecturer, The Open University