I love doing outreach and interacting with the public to share my passion for all things related to geology and natural hazard. I've been involved with a variety of events, speaking to groups of people from primary school age up to retired geology enthusiasts, via public talks, as well as radio and TV interviews. The video above is me talking to a group of A-level students at a workshop in Plymouth.
Please contact me if you are interested in hearing me speak about my work and my passion!
PAST Featured on Radio 4 programs "In Our Time" on Seismology and on "More or Less" discussing whether 0.5 on the Richter scale is a big earthquake (in relation to UK fracking).
Contributed to "Tsunami" documentary on Channel 5 about the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami, 2021.
Took part in GirlsIntoGeoscience event, July 2018 and 2020, run through the University of Plymouth. In 2020, the event was run entirely virtually, and I co-led a workshop to allow the girls to build their own earthquake machine to test whether earthquakes can be predicted or not.
Interviews in 2019 for "Deadly Disasters - Earthquakes" program, produced by CIC media.
Invited speaker for Girls Into Geoscience event, University of Plymouth, July 2019. Ran a workshop on attempting to predicting earthquakes.
Spoke at GeoHazards day, University of Plymouth, in January 2019 which was aimed at A-level students, on plate tectonics, earthquakes and ways to mitigate the impacts of earthquakes (see below). Spoke to the Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society about Earthquakes and hazards in central Italy in January 2019.
Taken part in several Skype a Scientist sessions with classes in the USA and Portugal. We talked about fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes and what it's like to be a geologist.
Spoke on the BBC News Channel talking about the eruption of Fuego in Guatemala, June 2018, see a clip here.
Speaker at the Farnham Geological Society, "Earthquakes and active faults in central Italy" in May 2018
For three days I was part of the "Explosive Earth" exhibit team at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016. See more on the Royal Society website and Facebook page.
Featured in an EGU blog post - "What's in your field rucksack?", November 2015.
The Sutton Trust Summer School (run through University College London) is aimed at 16-18 year olds from state schools and gives them an opportunity to spend time in a university learning about different subjects on offer. I coordinated and ran a morning session (July 2014) about determining the age of the earth, how earthquakes are generated and the impacts of them.
Twice I have been back to my secondary school to take part in a Maths Enrichment Day in 2014 and 2016 at Colyton Grammar School, talking to sixth formers (16-17 year olds) about where A-level maths has taken me and what my research is about.