My research interests cover a broad range of multiphase phenomena in the environmental sciences, specifically problems in volcanology and glaciology. Research on both topics is generally a mixture of laboratory experiments and analytical and numerical modelling.
Volcanological research has focused on multiphase flow and fragmentation processes during explosive volcanic eruptions, multiphase rheology, and the propagation of pyroclastic flows and turbidites.
Glaciological research centres on the microscopic water content in glacial ice and where impurities (soluble, insoluble, and microbial) are located with respect to that water. These problems affect the viability of microbial life in the ice, the record of past ...
1982-1985 BSc Physics (1st Class), University of York.
1987-1991 PhD Physics, University of Bristol. (Supervisor: Professor J F Nye FRS)
1985-1987 Research Physicist, Technical Development Department, Cadbury Schweppes Ltd, Bournvile, Birmingham.
1991-1994 BP Venture Research Fellowship with Professor R S J Sparks FRS, Department of Geology, University of Bristol. (Resigned after one year to move to Lancaster.)
1992-1996 Lecturer, Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Lancaster University. (Permanent Appointment)
1996-2003 Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
2003-2006 Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
2006-2012 Reader, Department of Earth Sciences, University ...
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