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Rebecca Williams

Lecturer in Volcanology, University of Hull

My main research interests are investigating and understanding explosive volcanism and hazardous volcanic phenomena, particularly pyroclastic density currents and lahars. I am also interested in understanding volcanic systems from source to eruption through interrogating volcanic stratigraphy, geochemistry and mineralogy.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer in Geology (Volcanology), University of Hull


  • 2011 
    University of Leicester, PhD
  • 2006 
    University at Buffalo, MS
  • 2002 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, BSc


  • 2014
    Temporal and spatial evolution of a waxing then waning catastrophic density current revealed by chemical mapping, Geology
  • 2012
    Limited latitudinal mantle plume motion for the Louisville hotspot, Nature Geoscience
  • 2008
    Evaluation of the Titan2D Two-Phase Flow Model Using an Actual Event: Case study of the 2005 Vazcún Valley Lahar, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research