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Evaluating UK natural hazards: the national risk assessment

I have recently completed an ESRC funded Parliamentary Academic Fellowship investigating how the Civil Contingencies Secretariat of the Cabinet Office compile the UK National Risk Assessment (NRA). This includes summarising the structure of the NRA and current methods used for

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Reconstructing magmatic processes at Campi Flegrei (Italy) using high-resolution trace element maps

In a new paper out this week, I collaborated with Rebecca Astbury (University of Perugia) to decipher pre-eruptive processes before the Astroni 6 eruption of Campi Flegrei. This study utilized novel high-resolution trace element maps to track the migration of

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Volcanic eruptions in an island paradise

I have written a popular science article about volcanoes in Galapagos for Galapagos Matters magazine (the members’ magazine for the Galapagos Conservation Trust). Downloaded the article as a pdf here (page 18): Volcanic eruptions in an island paradise

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A scientific voyage in Galapagos

I have written an article about our recent volcanological fieldwork in Galapagos for Pieces (the Christ’s College alumni newsletter). The article can be accessed in its published format here. Or downloaded as a pdf here: A scientific voyage in Galapagos

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Syn-eruptive deformation of Fernandina volcano

On 4 September 2017, Fernandina volcano in the Galapagos Islands began erupting from a circumferential fissure on the SW caldera rim. Yu Zhou (University of Oxford) and I processed Copernicus Sentinel-1 data to determine the extent of ground deformation in

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Why can’t we predict when a volcano will erupt?

A paper that I published in Nature Geoscience demonstrated that volcanic eruptions in the hazardous Campi Flegrei system (Naples, Italy) may be triggered by the expansion of gasses, which saturate in the magma shortly before eruption. This was discussed in

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