About

I am a geophysical volcanologist at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter (the beautiful, beach-side Cornwall campus). My primary research interests are in the processes controlling the dynamics of active and restless volcanoes and the geophysical signals they produce, with an overarching aim of helping to improve eruption forecasting capabilities. I have further research interests in disaster risk reduction, slope stability, hazard assessment, and the use of big data and social media in tracking volcanic unrest.

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Happy times! Me with an eruption of Sakurajima volcano in 2013.

When I’m not working, I like to keep active in my spare time. I can often be found playing hockey, running, cycling, bouldering, or in the gym. I also try to spend as much time as possible outside – this often takes me hiking, skiing, surfing, paddleboarding, or otherwise.