Emma is a Lecturer in Geology in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, where she researches into fault behaviour aimed towards the energy transition. Emma researches into fault seal capacity, fault growth history, geomechanical behaviour of faults, as well as unravelling uncertainty in seismic scale data collection. She has recently identified best practice methods for seismic interpretation of faults, as well as documenting uncertainties when using modern machine learning technologies.
Emma received her Undergraduate Masters degree in Geoscience from the University of Leeds in 2010. She then we on to completing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen, researching into deformation of carbonate lithofacies surrounding faults. Emma then left academia to commense a consultancy potential at Badley Geoscience Ltd. in 2014 - 2020, completing projects for predicting fracture patterns and fault seal potential in a range of settings. Emma also successfully generated a JIP with the University of Leeds, researching into carbonate fault seal. The first phase of this project was sponsored by 5 industry partners, and is currently ongoing with 2 industry partners. In February 2020 Emma moved to Oslo, Norway to commense a postdoctoral position researching into derisking faults for CCS, focussing on the potential CO2 storage site Smeaheia. Emma then moved back to the UK, where she began the current Lectureship position in December 2022.