Dr Lorraine Patrica Field

Dr Lorraine Patrica Field

Environmental Petrologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3028

E-mail Dr Lorraine Patrica Field

Biography

  •  2015 – ongoing : Associate lecturer in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham
  •  2012 – ongoing : Petrologist in the Radioactive Waste Disposal Team
  •  2011 : PhD University of Bristol. The magmatic evolution of Dabbahu volcano, and the 2010 eruption of Erta Ale, Afar, Ethiopia
  •  2007 : BSc (Hons) 1st class, University of Durham, Geology

Research interests

  • Petrology. I originally trained as an igneous petrologist, but since arriving at BGS my interests have broadened and I now work on more environmental issues.
  • Petrology and microscopy. Much of my current work involves investigating the potential effects of radioactive waste disposal on the surrounding host rocks, looking at alteration and precipitation of secondary phases.
  • Hyperalkaline systems and analogues is a fascinating area and I am currently working on projects related to these systems.

Professional association

  •  2006 – ongoing : Mineralogical Society Member

References

  •  2016 : Stewart, H., Neat, F., Jamieson, A., Narayanaswamy, B., Barlow, T., Devez, A., Drewery, J., Field, L.P., Fischbacher, B., Foley, M., Hughes, D., Marriott, A.L., Milodowski, A.E., Snape, M., Scotia 0915S Science Party.(2016). First direct evidence of a deep-water cold-seep ecosystem within UK waters. Paper presented at the Geohab - Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping, Winchester.
  •  2015 : Bateman, K., Milodowski, A.E., Field, L.P,, & Selby, L. (2015). An experimental study of the chemical evolution of the fluid plume from a repository for low- and intermediate level radioactive waste. Paper presented at the Goldschmidt 2015, Prague.
  •  2015 : Field, L., Palumbo-Roe, B., A, M., Hall, M. R., Parkes, D., & Evans, D. (2015). Dissolution experiments in halite cores: comparisons in cavity shape and controls between brine and seawater experiments. Paper presented at the Goldschmidt 2015, Prague.
  •  2015 : Mann, C., Hyatt, N., C., Provis, J. L., A, M., Field, L., Shaw, R., A, & Corkhill, N. C. (2015). Interactions between Vitrified Nuclear Wastes and high pH solutions : An Experimental and Natural Analogue Approach. Paper presented at the Goldschmidt 2015, Prague.
  •  2014 : Field, L., Milowdowski, A. E., Shaw, R., A, Kemp, S., & Ellis, M., A. (2014). Hyperalkaline speleothem from Derbyshire: new observations on morphology and growth crystallisation. Paper presented at the British Caving Research Association Symposium, Birmingham.
  •  2014 : Milodowski, A. E., Bateman, K., Field, L. P., Shaw, S., Selby, L., Dobson, K. J., & L., C. (2014). The mineralogical evolution of the alkali disturbed zone of a cementitious repository and its impact on transport properties. Paper presented at the IGDTP Geodisposal Conference, Manchester.
  •  2014 : Milodowski, A. E., Field, L. P., Palumbo-Roe, Hall, M. R., Parkes, D., & Evans, D. (2014). Dissolution experiments in halite cores: Initial findings. Paper presented at the UKES2014, Warwick.
  •  2014 : Milodowski, A.E., Field, L., Palumbo-Roe, B., Hall, M. R., Parkes, D., & Evans, D. (2014). Dissolution experiments in halite cores: Initial findings. Paper presented at the UKES2014, Warwick.
  •  2013 : Es, E. v., Hinchliff, J., Felipe-Sotelo1, M., Milodowski, A. E., Field, L. P., Evans, N., & Read, D. (2015). Retention of Chlorine-36 by a Cementitious Backfill. Mineralogical Magazine, 79(6), 1297-1305. doi:DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2015.079.6.05
  •  2013 : Field, L., Milowdowski, A. E., Jones, L., Bateman, K., Purser, G., Rochelle, C. A., . . . Shaw, S. (2013). Petrology of column experiments on the interaction of young cement leachate with silicate host rock in a geological disposal facility Paper presented at Goldschmidt 2013, Florence, Italy.
  •  2013 : Milowdowski, A. E., Bateman, K., Field, L., & Selby, L. (2013). An experimental study of the rock-water interaction of an evolving hyperalkaline leachate plume from a cementitious repository for low and intermediate level radioactive waste. Paper presented at the Goldschmidt 2014, USA.
  •  2012 : Field et al. 2013 Magmatic history of Dabbahu, a composite volcano in the Afar Rift, Ethiopia. GSA bulletin, v125 no 1-2 (19 pp 128-147).
  •  2012 : Field et al. 2012. Integrated field, satellite and petrological observations of the November 2010 eruption of Erta Ale. Bulletin of Volcanology v74(10) pp 2251-2271.
  •  2012 : Field et al.  2012.  Magma storage conditions beneath Dabbahu Volcano (Ethiopia) constrained by petrology, seismicity and satellite geodesy.   Bulletin of Volcanology, v74 (5 pp 981–1004).
  •  2012 : Shaw, R., Auton, C., Baptie, B., Brocklehurst, S., Dutton, M., Evans, D.J., Field, L.P., Gregory, S.p., Henderson, E., Hughes, A.J., Milowdowski, A.E., Parkes, D., Rees, J.G.,Small, J., Smith, N., Tye, A., West, J. (2012). Potential Natural Changes and Implications for a UK GDF (CR/12/127).

Boards and committees

  •  2012 –2016 : Committee member of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG)

Skills

  • Analytical experience includes microscopy including cold-CL, SEM, ESEM, Cryo-SEM, STEM, EMPA, Ar-Ar dating, autoradiography and fluorescence scanning, Diamond Beamline
Research partners
  • Currently involved in the following consortium projects: BIGRAD IMAGES Chemical Containment