My research interests are rooted in the monitoring techniques we can use to forecast volcanic eruptions, and how we can integrate different types of data to improve forecasting. I am interested in why a volcano erupts explosively or effusively, and what is controlling this difference in style. This question has implications for the warnings given during a volcanic crisis and the scale of a resulting evacuation. I will be investigating the build-up of overpressure within volcanoes, using experimental petrology and satellite monitoring techniques.
Before joining the University of Oxford, I worked as a geologist in the private sector for six years.
My PhD is funded by NERC through the Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research. If you would like to know more about my research, the DTP programme, or life at Oxford, please feel free to get in touch.