Dr Vicky Hards

Dr Vicky Hards

Science Grants Coordinator

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3336

E-mail Dr Vicky Hards


  •  2008 – ongoing : Science Grants Coordinator
  •  2006 –2008 : Director Montserrat Volcano Observatory
  •  2003 –2006 : Volcanologist; experience in Montserrat and Tristan da Cunha
  •  2000 –2003 : BGS Board Secretary, Central Directorate Support Group
  •  1995 –2000 : Mineralogist, BGS Mineralogy and Petrology Group
  •  1995 : PhD University of Durham, Geochemistry and Volcanology
  •  1992 : BSc University of Durham, Geology.


  • Funding opportunities
  • UK and European Science Policy
  • Volcanology & Geochemistry

Published outputs

Key papers

MADELEINE C.S., HUMPHREYS, THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER, VICKY, HARDS. 2009. Microlite transfer by disaggregation of mafic inclusions following magma mixing at Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 157 (5). 609-624.

VICKY, HARDS. 2009. SHAKEN, BUT NOT STIRRED: The 2004 Eruption of the Tristan da Cunha Volcano. Shima. Volume 3, 1, ISSN 1834-6049.

MARK K. REAGAN, SIMON TURNER, MATTHEW LEGG, KENNETH W.W. SIMMS, VICTORIA L. HARDS. 2008. 238U- and 232Th-decay series constraints on the timescales of crystal fractionation to produce the phonolite erupted in 2004 near Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic Ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72 (2008) 4367-4378 (20%).

R. N. THOMPSON, A. J. V. RICHES1, P. M. ANTOSHECHKINA, D. G. PEARSON1, G. M. NOWELL1, C. J. OTTLEY, A. P. DICKIN, V. L. HARDS, A.-K. NGUNO AND V. NIKU-PAAVOLA, 2007. Origin of CFB Magmatism: Multi-tiered Intracrustal Picrite-Rhyolite Magmatic Plumbing at Spitzkoppe, Western Namibia, during Early Cretaceous Etendeka Magmatism. Journal of Petrology. 48(6):1119-1154.

S. HOLLOWAY , J.M. PEARCE, V.L. HARDS, T. OHSUMI AND J. GALE. 2007. Natural emissions of CO2 from the geosphere and their bearing on the geological storage of carbon dioxide Energy 32 (7,) 1194-1201.

S. DE ANGELIS, V. BASS, V. HARDS, AND G. RYAN. 2007. Seismic characterization of pyroclastic flow activity at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, 8 January 2007. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 7, 467-472.

C. J. HORWELL, L. P. BRANA, R S J SPARKS, M. D. MURPHY & V.L. HARDS. 2001. A geochemical investigation of fragmentation and physical fractionation in pyroclastic flows from the Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 109 (4), 247-262.

K. HAMA, K. BATEMAN, P. COOMBS, V. L. HARDS, A. E. MILODOWSKI, J. M. WEST, P. D. WETTON. H. YOSHIDA & K. AOKI. 2001. The influence of bacteria on low temperature rock-water interaction, and clay mineral formation in granitic environments. Clay Minerals, 36 (4), 599-613.

V.L. HARDS, P. D KEMPTON, R. N. THOMPSON & P. B. GREENWOOD. 2000. The magmatic evolution of the Snaefell volcano; an example of volcanism during incipient rifting in Iceland? Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 99, 97-121.

P J BAXTER, C BONADONNA, R DUPREE, V L HARDS, S C KOHN, M D MURPHY, A NICOLS, R A NICHOLSON, G NORTON, A SEARL, R S J SPARKS & B P VICKERS. 1999. Cristobalite in volcanic ash of the Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat, British West Indies. Science.283, 1142-1145.

W. I. MITCHELL, M. R. COOPER V. L HARDS & I. G. MEIGHAN. 1999. An occurrence of silicic volcanic rocks in the early Palaeogene Antrim Lava Group of Northern Ireland, Scottish Journal of Geology, 35 (2), 179-185.

A C KERR, A D SAUNDERS, J TARNEY, N H BERRY & V L HARDS. 1995. Depleted mantle-plume geochemical signatures: no paradox for plume theories. Geology, 23, 843-846.

V L HARDS, P D KEMPTON & R N THOMPSON. 1995. The heterogeneous Iceland plume; new insights from the alkaline basalts of the Snaefell volcanic centre. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 152, 1003-1009.