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Senior Scientific Officer, Earth Science, University of the West of England

I am a volcanologist at the University of Portsmouth, researching how the products from explosive eruptions behave, and applying laboratory experiments to understand the seismic signals produced around active volcanoes. I also run the rock mechanics testing unit, which provides materials testing services to the geotechnical, exploration and research sectors.

PhD in a volcanic sedimentology
PGCE in secondary science, with experience in 11-18 education
MSci in Geoscience, focussing on sedimentology, basin analysis, and igneous geochemistry.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, UWE bristol
  • 2017–2019
    Lecturer, university of hull
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Scientific officer, University of portsmouth
  • 2012–2013
    Postdoctoral research fellow, laboratoire Magmas et Volcans
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral research associate, Royal holloway university of London


  • 2010 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD, Earth Science