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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Dr Derek Keir 

Associate Professor in Geophysics

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Dr Derek Keir is Associate Professor in Geophysics within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.




Research interests

Specialisms: Extensional tectonics, earthquakes & volcanoes

I use geophysics, remote sensing, geochemistry, and field geology to study earthquakes and volcanoes on Earth. Most of my research is on Africa, Arabia, the Caribbean, and Italy.

Previous Research Projects

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

RiftVolc - Rift Volcanism: Past, Present and Future

Active Rift research: The Corinth Rift, Greece

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Book Chapters


Primary current teaching roles:

SOES6059 - Carbon Storage in the sub-surface environment - Coordinator


Past research fellows

Tim Greenfield - University of Cambridge

Frank Zwaan - University of Bern

Current PhD students

Emma Watts

Gareth Hurman

Rhiannon Rees

Past PhD students

Emma Chambers - 2020

Daniel Possee - 2019

Aude Lavayssiere - 2019

Melanie Siegburg - 2019

Finn Illsley-Kemp - 2018

Ryan Gallacher - 2016

Joanna Hamlyn - 2015

Dr Derek Keir
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number : NOCS/786/12

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