Isobel Walker

Isobel Walker

External Relations Manager
Tel: +44(0)1865 272031

I am the External Relations Manager for the Department of Earth Sciences. My curent role encompasses managing all of the departmental marketing and communications, alumni relations, events, public engagement and outreach.

I have a background in research and industry geoscience, having completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in volcanology and geochemistry at the University of Cambridge. My research focussed on the links between eruption styles and volatile geochemistry of Hawaiian volcanoes. In 2013 I joined a geoscience consultancy in Oxfordshire and specialised in the geology of the Eastern Former Soviet Union, North American Arctic, China and the Middle East, before joining the global marketing team. I joined the department in November 2018 in a marketing and communications capacity.

Sides, I. R., Edmonds, M., Maclennan, J., Swanson, D. A., & Houghton, B. F. (2014). Eruption style at Kīlauea Volcano in Hawai ‘i linked to primary melt composition. Nature Geoscience, 7(6), 464.


Sides, I., Edmonds, M., Maclennan, J., Houghton, B. F., Swanson, D. A., & Steele-MacInnis, M. J. (2014). Magma mixing and high fountaining during the 1959 Kīlauea Iki eruption, Hawai ‘i. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 400, 102-112.


Edmonds, M., Sides, I. R., & Maclennan, J. (2015). Insights into mixing, fractionation and degassing of primitive melts at Kīlauea volcano, Hawai’i. Hawaiian volcanoes: from source to surface, 323-349.


Moussallam, Y., Edmonds, M., Scaillet, B., Peters, N., Gennaro, E., Sides, I., & Oppenheimer, C. (2016). The impact of degassing on the oxidation state of basaltic magmas: a case study of Kīlauea volcano. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 317-325.


Rae, A. S., Edmonds, M., Maclennan, J., Morgan, D., Houghton, B., Hartley, M. E., & Sides, I. (2016). Time scales of magma transport and mixing at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai’i. Geology, 44(6), 463-466.