I work in rock mechanics with applications to volcanology. I am also an avid field geologist. I'm currently working as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Liverpool, where I investigate the role of friction in volcanic environments, including the ascent of highly viscous magma, the stability of volcanic edifices and the transport of energetic flows.
My areas of research include: the frictional properties of volcanic rocks and magma; explosive-effisive transitions; complex magma rheology; the geomagnetic properties of volcanic fault rocks; evolution of magma permeability during deformation; the seismic signals of rock failure and slip; porosity-permeability evolution during sintering; rock and magma fracture and healing.
Prizes or Honours
- Outstanding Young Scientist, GMPV Division (EGU, 2016)
- Anglo-Japanese Collaborative Award (Daiwa Foundation, 2016)
- Registration Grant for IUGG in Prague, Czech Republic (IUGG, 2015)
- Registration Grant for IAVCEI in Kagoshima, Japan (IAVCEI, 2013)
- Travel Grant Award for Goldschmidt in Montreal, Canada (Goldschmidt, 2012)
- Registration Grant for CoV7 in Colima, Mexico (Cities on Volcanoes 7, 2012)
- Teaching Assistantship (DAAD, 2012)