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Associate Professor of Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics, UCL

My research to date has been primarily concerned with two main areas;

the experimental deformation of rocks under simulated geological conditions, in order to help interpret natural processes such as faulting and earthquake mechanics and detailed field studies on the structure and properties of strike-slip fault zones over a range of scales to further understand fault growth processes, subsequent mechanics, and bulk hydraulic and seismological properties of a fault zone
I have always been very conscious of the need to relate laboratory work with nature. To this end, in addition to laboratory based experimentation, through my primary training as a geologist, I have carried out a lot of field-based research, often being able to bring an experimentalist‘s approach to illuminate essentially field-geological problems.


  • –present
    Reader in Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics, UCL