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Dr Ben Edwards BSc PhD FGS FHEA

Reader Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

I specialize in engineering seismology - with a focus on seismic hazard. My research aims to quantify and understand the occurrence of earthquakes and induced shaking, along with the related seismic hazard and risk. I work with earthquakes at a variety of scales, from small induced events related to geothermal energy and hydraulic fracturing - often in extremely close proximity to urban environments - to larger, but rarer tectonic (natural) events - which have the potential to cause destruction even in relatively aseismic regions, such as northern Europe. I work and consult on various national and international projects related to induced seismicity and seismic hazard, both in academia and industry.