Mr Paul Denton

Mr Paul Denton


Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3480

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  •  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

Current projects and collaboration

  •  2014 – ongoing : MarsQuakes : educational resources to support the INSIGHT mars lander mission. with British Space Academy
  •  2010 –2014 : EU funded NERA project integrating school seismology across Europe
  •  2006 : UK school seismology project

Professional association

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

Boards and committees

  •  2011 : Education/outreach 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

Bishop, Amanda M.; Denton, Paul; Pomeroy, Paddy; Twiss, Sean. 2015 Good vibrations by the beach boys: magnitude of substrate vibrations is a reliable indicator of male grey seal size. Animal Behaviour, 100. 74-82. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.11.008

Stevenson, John; Denton, Paul; Lemon, Kirstin. 2015 BGS: education through open doors and OpenGeoscience. The Leading Edge, 34 (11). 1376-1380

Denton , Paul. 2014 One step beyond. Astronomy and Geophysics, 55 (5). 5.30-5.31.

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.