Key Research Interests and Expertise

Volcanologist interested in all aspects of disaster risk reduction in volcanic settings.

This currently  includes research on the following topics, primarily working in the Caribbean and South America:

(1) equitable access to and sharing of hazard knowledge;

(2) volcanic processes and their monitoring

(3) cultural and social responses to volcanic activity and their role in growing resilience

(4) citizen science and

(5) volcanoes and their multihazard environment.

I am currently working on an APEX Award to understand how we make sense of uncertain situations during volcanic eruptions. Some of the curated data from this and an AHRC Follow-on Award ccan be found on Mountain A Glow.

Recently I have had several UKRI GCRF Awards looking at disaster risk and sustainable development through the lenses of historical volcanic eruptions and hazards, citizen science and improving resilience to multiple natural hazards in urban environments.  I am currently working on the GCRF Hub Tomorrow's Cities and the outputs from these projects can be found in my publications.

I also am a strong exponent of outreach and community engagement wherever I work.
I was also recently the Principle Investigator for two projects in these areas: (i) the ESRC-NERC funded ‘Strengthening Resilience to Volcanic Hazards’ STREVA Project (2012-2019) and a  Leverhulme Funded Project focussed on understanding volcanism on Ascension Islands:

I have a variety of talented research students working on petrology applied to volcanic eruptions, volcanic monitoring and hazardous flows. I am always interested to hear from people who would like to study for a  PhD.


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Research Group Membership

  Giuseppe Forino 
PGR Students
  James Christie 
  Bridie Davies 
  Jade Eyles 

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