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Dr Katy Chamberlain BSc (Hons), MGeol, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences


Personal Statement

Katy Chamberlain igneous petrologist and volcanologist, specialising in the interpretation of pre-eruptive magmatic evolution using geochemical analyses of erupted products. She has worked all over the world, studying super-eruptive processes in the Bishop Tuff (USA), ocean island volcanism at Ascension Island and the Canary Islands, and subduction zones processes in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile.

Katy uses both whole rock and in situ geochemical data to constrain where, when and how magmas evolve, and sometimes erupt, which is important in understanding unrest leading to future eruptions.