Dr Gemma Samantha Richardson

Dr Gemma Samantha Richardson

Geomagnetic Hazard Specialist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 204

E-mail Dr Gemma Samantha Richardson

ORCID: 0000000295044457


  •  2012 – ongoing : Geomagnetism team, British Geological Survey
  •  2008 –2013 : PhD, University of Liverpool, Polar Geomagnetism
  •  2003 –2007 : MESci (1st, hons), University of Liverpool, Geophysics

Research interests

  • Space weather and geomagnetic hazard
  • Geomagnetic field modelling

Current projects and collaboration


  • Computer programming and web development
  • Data analysis

Professional association

  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • STEM Ambassador

Published outputs

Key papers

KELLY, G. S., Viljanen, A., Beggan, C., Thomson, A., 2017, Understanding GIC in the UK and French high-voltage transmission systems during severe magnetic storms, Space Weather, 15, 99–114, doi:10.1002/2016SW001469