I am interested in earthquakes, and the rules that govern where they happen. These rules are challenging to understand in the continents, as deformation is distributed across a wide network of faults, any one of which may break in an earthquake.
My research focuses on the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, where I will use geology, geomorphology and seismology to examine the earthquake history and long term slip rate of faults in this area. Combining this with pre-existing geodetic data, I will characterise the current deformation in the Pamir, and examine how it relates to geologic structures and forces.
I am funded by NERC through the Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research