My research addresses where and how the Earth’s crust accommodates and releases tectonic stress. I achieve this through measuring the deformation of the crust using satellite geodesy, and integrating these measurements with seismology, remote sensing and field studies of active faulting.
I want to understand the relationship between earthquakes, crustal deformation and landscape evolution. In particular, I am interested in addressing the problems of faults and earthquakes a) as a natural hazard and b) as a key mechanism for the growth of mountains and the role they play in shaping the deformation of the continents over geological time.
I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow (URF) and a University Academic Fellow (UAF) in the School of Earth & Environment at the University of Leeds. For further details please view my latest CV at the bottom of this page or download the pdf version.
- Dr Ekbal Hussain (2017-2018) – Research Fellow for Seismic Cities. Now a Remote Sensing Geoscientist at the BGS.
- t.b.c. (2018-2019) – Research Fellow in Active Tectonics of the Tien Shan – Royal Society funded GCRF Challenge grant.
Research Students Supervised
PhD Lead supervisor
- Jack McGrath (2018-present) – Relationship between short-term tectonics & mountains.
- Andrew Watson (2018-present) – Co-evolution of Mountain Building & Seismic Hazard.
- t.b.c. (2018-present) – Fault Geomorphology and Seismic Hazard of Major Fault Zones.
- Lin Shen (2016-present) – Altyn Tagh Interseismic Deformation.
- Pawan Piromthong (2016-present) – Faulting in South-East Asia and InSAR analysis.
- Eleanor Ainscoe (2014-present, Oxford) – Active Tectonics in Regions of Shortening.
Undergraduate Research Project Supervisor
- Katherine Woods (2017/18) – How small can we go? Improving limits to detecting continental earthquakes.
- Nadia Duarte da Silva Tavares (2017/18) – Remote Offset Measurements of the Kaikoura Earthquake, NZ.
- Scott Smith (2016/17) – Using InSAR & Body Wave Seismology of the 2016 Mw 5.9 Menyuan Earthquake.