Mr Paul Denton

Mr Paul Denton SSO

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3480

E-mail Mr Paul Denton


  •  2006 :  Manager, UK school seismology project, BGS
  •  2000 –2005 :  Manager of SEIS-UK, (national academic facility for seismic monitoring equipment)
  •  1990 –2000 :  Experimental Officer in Geophysics, University of Leicester
  •  1988 –1990 :  Field Seismologist, Seismograph Service Ltd.
  •  1984 –1988 :  BSc Physics with Geophysics, University of Bath

Boards and committees

  •  2011 :  Education/outreach committee member British Geophysical Association

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  •  1996 :  Fellow of RAS, Executive committee member British Geophysical Association

Published outputs

  • Denton, P 2008 Seismology in schools: 10 years on. Astronomy & Geophysics. Volume 49, Issue 6, pages 6.13–6.14,(1). 23-25.
  • Denton, P. 2008. UK school seismology project. Teaching earth sciences, 33 (1). 23-25.

Key papers

Tomlinson J P, Denton P, Maguire P K H, and Booth D C. 2006. Analysis of the crustal velocity structure of the British Isles using teleseismic receiver functions. Geophysical Journal International, 167 (1): 223-237.

Hassoup A, Denton P, Maguire P, Hassib G. 2003. Relocation of Swarm Events in the June 1987 Earthquake Sequence from the Lake Aswan Area in Egypt. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 160(7) :1245-1257.

Tomlinson J P, Denton P, Maguire P K H and Evans J R. 2003. UK crustal structure close to the Iapetus Suture; a receiver function perspective. Geophysical Journal International, 154 (3): 659-665.

MA Meju, P Denton. 2002. Surface NMR sounding and inversion to detect groundwater in key aquifers in England: comparisons with VES-TEM methods. Journal of applied geophysics.

Mackenzie G D, Maguire P K H, Denton P, Morgan J and Warner M. 2001. Shallow seismic velocity structure of the Chicxulub impact crater from modelling of Rg dispersion using a genetic algorithm. Tectonophysics 338, (2): 97-112.

Manzella A, Zaja A, Volpi G, Meju M and Denton P. 2000. Integrated electromagnetic soundings in the Vesuvius volcanic complex (Italy). Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2 : n.p

Pedley H M, Hill I, Denton P and Brasington J. 2000. Three-dimensional modelling of a Holocene tufa system in the Lathkill Valley, North Derbyshire, using ground-penetrating radar. Sedimentology, 47 (3): 721-737.