Assistant Professor

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Experimental rock deformation, volcano-tectonics, physical volcanology, rock and fracture mechanics, structural geology, geological mapping, hazard and risk assessment, tsunami physics, disaster risk reduction, geodynamics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor of rock mechanics - Pontificia Universidad Católica - Present

  • Associate researcher - Centro de Excelencia en geotermia de Los Andes - Present

  • NERC funded Post-doctoral research assistant in experimental rock deformation; ‘Quantifying the anisotropy of permeability in stressed rocks'

       Jan 2016 – July 2018. University College London, UK.

 

  • Consultant on a scenario report for earthquake and tsunami hazards in the Indian Ocean.

      May 2016. Bournemouth University, UK.

 

  • Honorary Research Assistant; ‘Thermal stressing in volcanic rocks’.

      Aug 2013 – Dec 2015. University College London, UK.       

 

  • Ph.D. Geology; ‘Thermo-mechanical effects of magma chambers and caldera faults’.

      Oct 2012 – Dec 2015. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. 

 

  • Advanced Skills Tutor

      Dec 2013 – Dec 2015. The Brilliant Club; Widening participation charity.

 

  • MSc ‘Volcanology and Geological Hazards’ – Distinction

      Lancaster University; Lancaster Environment Centre, UK

                  

  • BSc ‘Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management’ – 1st Class Hons

      Kingston University, London; Department of Geology, Geography and the Environment, UK

 

AWARDS 

  • 2014........................Royal Holloway University of London departmental presentation award

  • 2013........................‘Geoff Brown memorial award’ at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) annual meeting

  • 2010........................‘George Raine project Prize’ for the best dissertation in the School of Earth Sciences, Kingston University.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2016........................NERC Isotope geoscience support grant (NIGFSC). Co-investigator for a project entitled ‘Does sea level influence the eruption frequency of island volcanoes’ with PI - Christopher Satow, CI – Andrew Miles (Kingston), David Pyle (Oxford).

  • 2016........................Early career scientist bursary to attend the IAVCEI CCCW

  • 2015........................AGU fall meeting travel grant

  • 2015........................Euroconference grant

  • 2014........................IAVCEI collapse caldera commission workshop grant

  • 2014........................2 x VMSG travel grants

  • 2013........................Geologists’ association ‘Baker-Arber’ new researchers award

  • 2013........................Kirsty Brown memorial fund ‘The Canary island’s collapsing volcanoes’

  • 2012-2015...............Reid Scholarship, Royal Holloway

  • 2011........................LEC departmental scholarship, Lancaster University

  • 2010........................International mobility bursary for field work, Kingston University

REVIEWER

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Geophysical Research Letters

  • Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters

  • Terra Nova

  • Bulletin of Volcanology

  • Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Volcanology

  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Tectonophysics

  • Institute of making - UCL

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group

  • IAVCEI – Commission on collapse calderas

  • European Geosciences Union

  • The Geological Society

  • The Geologists Association

OUTREACH AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

  • Ran and participated in numerous outreach events in association with NEMOH: LMU, Munich; University of Bristol and Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • Advanced skills tutor for the widening participation charity ‘The Brilliant Club’

  • Numerous lectures and tutorials at local schools and amateur geology societies throughout the UK.

  • Participant of the Marie Curie European Union Initial Training Network ‘NEMOH’ workshops on: Numerical modeling, volcano monitoring, experimental volcanology, volcano deformation and inversion techniques.

  • Guest lecture at Kingston University on monitoring active volcanoes.