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Paula

I am a Junior Research Fellow at University College Oxford. I am also part of the Seismology group in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computational Seismology group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

I received my PhD in seismology from the University of Cambridge in July 2014. During my PhD, I studied the velocity and density structure of the lowermost mantle using Earth's free oscillations or normal modes. I obtained both my Master of Science (2010) and Bachelor of Science (2008) degrees from Utrecht University, initially following courses in geology, geophysics and geochemistry, before specialising in seismology.

My research interests include seismic tomography, normal modes, deep Earth structure and dynamics, uncertainty quantification in tomography, earthquake interferometry

Doornbos Memorial Prize awarded by the SEDI Committee

At the 16th international symposium of the Study of the Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI), held in Edmonton, Canada, I received the Doornbos Memorial Prize for "careful and broad analysis of body and normal mode seismic data, integrated with mineral physics to constrain the state and dynamics of the lowermost mantle".

The Doornbos Memorial Prize is given in honor of the Dutch seismologist Durk Doornbos and is presented to a few young scientists every two years by the SEDI Committee, in association with their biennial meetings, for outstanding research on the Earth's deep interior.

Nature Communications paper on Earth's density structure

My paper on the density structure of the lowermost mantle was featured on the Department of Earth Sciences webpage. I also wrote a piece for the Conversation about our work. Imaging Earth's mantle Surface observations of Earth oscillations allow us to image structures deep below.