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Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

  • Dec 2009 -
    EU Marie-Curie Research Fellow.
    Two year fellowship at at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Sektion für Mineralogie, Petrologie und Geochemie (SMPG).
    Laboratory studies of magma fragmentation and the associated seismic signals.
  • Nov 2006 - Nov 2009
    NERC (UK Natural Environment Research Council) Post-doc at Dept of Earth Sciences, UCL, London, UK.
    High temperature fracture mechanics of dome lava.
  • Jan - Apr 2005
    Science advisor at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) on a joint NERC and POST fellowship scheme.


  • Oct 2002 – Oct 2006
    PhD in Earth Sciences at UCL, London, UK.
    Thesis on, ‘Rates of rock fracturing as a tool for forecasting eruptions at andesitic-dacitic stratovolcanoes’.
  • Sept 1999 – Jun 2002
    BSc (hons) in Geophysics with Geology, 1st class at University of Liverpool, UK.

Teaching Experience

  • Geophysical field techniques (Bachelor)
  • Volcanology (Teaching assistant, bachelor)
  • Global geophysics (Teaching assistant, bachelor)
  • Thesis supervision (Masters)