Research group

Geology and Geophysics

eruption of Erta Ale volcano in Ethopia

We research in a wide range of societally impactful areas of geology and geophysics for a sustainable future, enabled by state-of-the-art facilities and technology development.

We’re one of the largest and most active research groups of our kind in Europe. Our research themes include greenhouse gas escape and removal, geohazard assessment and resilience, the evolution of plate tectonics, and coastal erosion processes. We have over 20 years of experience collecting a range of high-resolution and conventional geophysical data for research projects.

My primary current research interests are the active tectonics of subduction zones and continental rifts, and their associated geological hazards.
Head of Geology and Geophysics Research Group

Optimising power transfer for renewable energy

Our researchers are running a series of projects to optimise the design of marine high voltage cables, used in offshore windfarms, to maximise power transfer and save money.