Dr Susanne Sargeant

Seismic Hazard Analyst

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 245

E-mail Dr Susanne Sargeant


  •  2010 –2013 : NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
  •  1998 –2002 : PhD Geophysics (University of East Anglia) - Modelling shallow earthquakes using teleseismic broadband data
  •  1994 –1998 : BSc (Hons) Geophysical Sciences (University of East Anglia)

Professional association

  •  2006 – ongoing : Fellow of the Geological Society

Current projects and collaboration

  • Characteristics of seismic sources and seismic wave propagation in the UK, ground motion prediction and modelling the effects of the near surface
  • Earthquakes Without Frontiers: increasing resilience to earthquakes in Central Asia, China and Nepal (NERC/ESRC, 2012-2017). A wide collaboration between natural and social scientists and policy practitioners located in the UK (BGS, Cambridge (lead), Durham, Hull, Leeds, Northumbria and Oxford universities, and the Overseas Development Institute) and in each of these regions, as well as local policy makers and organisations, both government and non-governmental
  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship: Understanding and increasing the use of scientific information in earthquake risk management in a humanitarian organisation (with Concern Worldwide and Concern Bangladesh)
  • Seismic hazard assessment for national and international clients
  • Supervising PhD students: Victoria Sword Daniels (University College London/GNS New Zealand/University of Canterbury) Evaluating the impact of volcanic ash fall on critical infrastructure; Kim Hagen (Open University/Leicester University) Community resilience to geological hazards in the Solomon Islands: harnessing local knowledge and shared experience

Boards and committees

  •  2012 –2014 : European Seismological Commission Working Group on increasing the impact of scientific information
  •  2011 – ongoing : Geology for Global Development advisory group (www.gfgd.org)
  •  2010 – ongoing : Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team management committee

Published outputs