I am an Assistant Professor of Environmental Geophysics at University of Toronto Scarborough, with a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Toronto.
I've been using high performance computing for over a decade to understand the workings of Earth’s crust and mantle across various scales - contributing to the field of supercontinent formation and dispersal through large-scale mantle convection, through to understanding triggers in volcanic eruption from small-scale magma flow. Recently, I've been studying the mantle lithosphere - the main component part of a tectonic plate - as well as the inner workings of the deep mantle over time.
Prior to my PhD in Toronto, I worked for two years as an educator in Paris (France) teaching English to business people. Alongside teaching and supervising students, I also run a science education program in prison.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Durham University
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto
University of Toronto, PhD in Geophysics
University of Leeds, Master of Geophysics (International)
What lies beneath: Thoughts on the lower mantle, Geoscientist
Deformation driven by deep and distant structures: Influence of a mantle lithosphere suture in the Ouachita orogeny, Geology
Mantle plumes and mantle dynamics in the Wilson Cycle, Geological Society Special Publication: Tectonic Evolution: 50 Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept
Exploring the theory of plate tectonics: the role of mantle lithosphere structure, Geological Society Special Publication: Tectonic Evolution: 50 Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept
Lasting mantle scars lead to perennial plate tectonics, Nature Communications
Inherited structure and coupled crust-mantle lithosphere evolution: Numerical models of Central Australia, Geophysical Research Letters
Influences on the position of large igneous provinces following supercontinent formation, Journal of Geophysical Research
Intraplate orogenesis within accreted and scarred lithosphere: Example of the Eurekan Orogeny, Ellesmere Island, Tectonophysics
The impact of Rayleigh number on assessing the influence of supercontinent insulation, Journal of Geophysical Research
The role of supercontinent thermal insulation and area in the formation of mantle plumes, Tectonophysics
The influence of continental thermal properties on mantle flow, Geophysical Research Letters
Effect of regional tectonic setting on local fault response to episodes of volcanic activity, Geophysical Research Letters
Grants and Contracts
Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (Proposal number: 749664)