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PhD Candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

Currently a Ph.D. student at Durham University, UK, researching the potential risk of fluid migration from deep shales to shallow groundwater resources in the context of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Holds a first class B.Sc. in Geophysics with Geology from Durham University and an M.Sc. with Distinction from Heriot-Watt University, UK. Has researched under contract for the Researching Fracking (ReFINE) consortium on a number of occasions and his Ph.D. is linked to the consortium. Alongside his Ph.D research he undertakes work with Professor Gillian Foulger on induced earthquakes.


  • –present
    P.H.D, Durham


  • 2015
    Anthropogenic earthquakes in the UK: a national baseline prior to shale exploitation,