Roberta Wilkinson

Roberta Wilkinson

Postgraduate

Large active faults have the capacity to produce high magnitude earthquakes with devastating effects on human life and infrastructure. I am interested in understanding the behaviour of such faults within continental interiors, the seismic hazard they pose and the underlying tectonic processes. My research will focus on the active tectonics of Central Asia, using a combination of remote sensing techniques (including InSAR and analysis of optical satellite imagery) and field studies.

I enjoy science communication and have written and performed a number of science shows as one half of “Geologise Theatre” (@wearegeologise).

My PhD is funded by NERC through the Oxford Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research.