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Professor Jon Blundy

Biography

I studied for a BA degree in Geology at University College, Oxford University (1983) and for a PhD in Earth Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (1989). My PhD project concerned the Adamello granite batholith in the Italian Alps, and was supervised by Professor Steve Sparks. While a PhD student I spent two years as a Kennedy Memorial Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985-87). I came to Bristol in 1989, where I have been ever since, apart from brief spells as a Junior Research Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University (1990-91), a Fulbright Scholar at University of Oregon (1998-99), a Guest Professor at Nagoya University, Japan (2007) and a Moore Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (2014 and 2016). At Bristol I held research fellowships from the Royal Society and NERC for 16 consecutive years (1991-2007). I was briefly Head of School of Earth Sciences (2008-09 and 2018). In 2008 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2011 Member of the Academia Europea.