I am an Associate Professor in Active Tectonics at the University of Plymouth and I teach on a range of undergraduate courses and supervise Masters projects. I did my PhD at University College London in the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction and I did my undergraduate and Masters degree at the University of Cambridge.
I have also recently been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in Round 4 for my project "Quake4D - building physics-based, geologically-rich models for investigating earthquake interaction and seismic hazard".
My research investigates earthquake dynamics and fault interactions in the central Apennines of Italy. In particular I am interested in how high-resolution structural field data, historical records of earthquakes and fault slip rates can be used to better understand seismic hazard and the associated uncertainties.
I do my research through a combination of fieldwork (mapping and measuring fault scarps) and numerical simulations of stress changes induced by earthquakes.
I'm involved in 500Women Scientists Plymouth Pod (@500WS_Plymouth), having previously helped set up the London Pod. I'm listed on 500WS "Request a Scientist" platform and I can talk about any aspect of geology, but mainly earthquakes and natural hazards. I've been interviewed for news stories and documentaries, and want to do more of these in the future to spread my love of geology!
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Outside of research, I enjoy rowing, hiking, swing dancing and baking.