I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences (University of St Andrews). I am currently working as part of the HiTech AlkCarb consortium investigating the roof zones of alkaline magmatic systems in Greenland.
My research is focused on active volcanoes and ancient magmatic systems. I am passionate about integrating geophysical, geochemical and geological data sets to understand the fundamental processes that drive magmatic systems, and how we can safely and sustainably develop the resources they offer.
My PhD, which I undertook at the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Oxford), focused on silicic volcanoes in the East African Rift. I used a variety of techniques to explore structural controls on volcanism, volcanic degassing processes, causes of ground deformation and the impacts that large explosive eruptions had on our hominin ancestors. Much of this work is being continued as part of the NERC funded RiftVolc project.
I am also interested in lava dome dynamics and applications of thermal imaging in volcanology. My Master’s project looked at applying high-resolution thermal imagery to monitor the dome growth of Volcan de Colima (Mexico).