Over thirty years of research into natural and induced earthquakes and related anthropogenic hazards, with a broad background in near-surface geophysics, structural geology, geocomputing and geoconservation. Wide-ranging current interests include geothermal energy, geophysics applied to glacial deposits, geologically-related industrial heritage and archaeology, Staffordshire geology, geocomputing, rock mechanics and geological education.

Research and scholarship

Class Fieldwork in Pembrokeshire

Further information can be found on my personal web page.


Year 1

  • ESC-10047 : Geoscience Data Interpretation, Analysis and Visualisation
  • ESC-10068 : Academic, Professional and Fieldwork Skills
  • ESC-10074 : Earth Structure

Year 2

  • ESC-20037 : Geoscience and Society
  • ESC-20092 : Employability Training: Engaging with the Workplace
  • ESC-20104 : Field Skills

Year 3

  • ESC-30038 : Geological Communication Skills
  • ESC-30082 : Reservoir Geology and Geophysics

Year 4

  • ESC-40007 : Spatial Geoscience Data Analysis
  • ESC-40073 : Reservoir Geology and Geophysics (Masters)


PGT/PGR Students

PGR students

Current students

  • Cathrene Rowell. PhD Title: Exploration of mechanisms of ongoing subsidence resulting from salt and brine extraction and dissolution in Northwich, Cheshire (UK): A multi-disciplinary approach

Past students

  • Karl Clark. PhD Title: Sedimentary controls on secondary processes: Deformation bands in reservoirs
  • Stuart Campbell. PhD Title: Unconventional and geothermal energy resources within the Main Karoo Basin, South Africa
  • James Foey. PhD Title: The influence of halokinesis on shallow-marine sediments in salt basins: The Fulmar Formation, Central North Sea, UK
  • Raad Eissa. PhD Title: Application of multi-parameter geophysical techniques for the sub-surface investigation
  • Aidan Parkes, 2010. A multi-disciplinary study of the origin and glaciological significance of the Woore Moraine, Shropshire.

Resulting papers: Ann. Glac. ; PGA

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
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Keele University