I am Chair of Volcanology and Magmatic Processes in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, Member of the Liverpool Earth Observatory (LEO), and Member of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty.
I graduated with a Bachelor in Earth and Planetary Studies (2001) at McGill University, Canada; a Master in Space Studies (2003) at the University of North Dakota, USA; and a Doctorate in Volcanology (2008) at the Ludwig Maximilian University - Munich, Germany. Between 2008 and 2012 I was Assistant Professor in Volcanology at the Ludwig Maximilian University - Munich. In 2012 I joined the University of Liverpool to develop an experimental volcanology and geothermal research facility.
In 2016 I was elected Chair of Physical Sciences and Engineering of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), which I'm an active member since 2014.
- James B. Macelwane Medal (American Geophysical Union 2017)
- Wager Medal (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) 2017)
- Keynote Speaker on "Towards New Magma Monitoring and Energy Frontiers" (Invitation to Speak, Academia Europaea 2017)
- Keynote speaker on "Strain Localisation in Magmas" (Keynote Speech, Joint Assembly of VMSG-TSG-BGA, UK 2017)
- Keynote speaker on "Strain Localisations in Magmas: Testing new frontiers in volcanology and geothermal research" (Keynote Speech, ERC session at European Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2016)
- Thermo-Fischer Award (Volcanology and Magmatic Study Group (VMSG) 2016)