Volcanology staff pen pictures

The following staff members work on volcanology projects. Click on any staff member's name to take you to their personal web page. The staff profiles page enables you to search for any BGS staff member.

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Volcanologists

Dr Sue Loughlin

Dr Sue Loughlin
Head of Volcanology

  • Volcanic hazards (primary and secondary)
  • Volcanic risk and uncertainty
  • Environmental and social impacts of volcanic eruptions
  • Science into policy and procedure for disaster risk reduction
Dr Charlotte Vye

Dr Charlotte Vye-Brown
Senior Volcanologist

  • Lava flow emplacement and architecture of flood basalt provinces
  • Volcanic and magmatic evolution in the East African Rift
  • Volcanic hazards and their impacts
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding and mitigating volcanic risk
Dr Julia Crummy

Dr Julia Crummy
Volcanologist

  • Tephra studies – field mapping, tephrochronology, tephra dispersion modelling
  • Volcanic hazard analysis using scenario based approaches and expert elicitation
  • Vulnerability (physical, systemic and social) to volcanic hazards
  • Igneous petrology and geochemistry of explosive eruption deposits
Dr Melanie Duncan

Dr Melanie Duncan
Volcanologist

  • Multiple, cascading and interacting hazards in volcanic environments
  • Global reporting of volcanic activity and impact
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction policy and practice
  • Citizen science
Dr Fabio Dioguardi

Dr Fabio Dioguardi
Volcanologist

  • Aerodynamics of volcanic ash and lapilli particles
  • Eruptive column physics
  • Multiphase flows (modelling and experiments)
  • Pyroclastic density current physics and interpretation of their deposits
Dr Samantha Engwell

Dr Samantha Engwell
Volcanologist

  • Field mapping, analysis and interpretation of explosive eruption deposits
  • Ash and aviation
  • Eruption source parameters
  • Numerical modelling, sensitivity analysis and statistics
Dr Katy Mee

Dr Katy Mee
Volcanologist / GIS specialist

  • Citizen science
  • Reporting of volcanic activity and impact
  • GIS and 3D visualisation for communicating hazards
  • GIS analysis of volcanic hazards
Dr Anna Hicks

Dr Anna Hicks
Volcanologist

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to risk reduction (via integration of physical, social and decision sciences)
  • Science communication (particularly via film)
  • Evaluation of risk communication impact
  • 40Ar/39Ar geochronology
Dr Pablo Tierz Lopez

Dr Pablo Tierz Lopez
Volcanologist

  • Uncertainty quantification of volcanic processes
  • Probabilistic volcanic (multi) hazard assessment
  • Generation and transport of pyroclastic density currents and lahars
  • Volcano monitoring, definition of volcanic unrest and probabilistic eruption forecasting

Seismologists

Dr Brian Baptie

Dr Brian Baptie
Head of Seismology

  • Volcano seismology
  • Seismic monitoring of volcanic activity
Dr Richard Luckett

Dr Richard Luckett
Seismologist

  • Volcano seismology
  • Monitoring crustal strain on active volcanoes
Dr Lorraine Field

Dr Susanne Sargeant
Seismologist

  • Seismic hazard and risk
  • Vulnerability and resilience
  • Science communication

Geologists

Dr Kay Smith

Dr Kay Smith
Remote Sensing Geologist

  • Analysis of thermal radiance measurements (FLIR T650sc) and calculation of thermal inertia for determining sub-surface structural and compositional variability
  • Generation of seamless multi-source, multi-resolution, multi-temporal DEM for enhancing digital geological mapping across the onshore-nearshore-offshore environment
  • Calibration and analysis of thermal satellite imagery for geoscience applications

Data architects

Dr Martin Nayembil

Dr Martin Nayembil
Data Architect

  • Design, peer review, implementation and management of geoscience databases
  • Sensor Data Networks: Data workflows, data streaming and architectures. AGS Data workflows and validation
  • Spatial data and its management in databases, with extensive use of Oracle Spatial capabilities
  • Sustainable and distributed research infrastructures for earth science data