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Research interests

My research interests focus on volcanic processes, and how measurements, modelling and experiments on these processes can help us to forecast volcanic eruptions and successfully manage volcanic crises.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Measuring volcanic gas emissions with remote sensing techniques and in-situ tunable diode laser spectrometers from ground and the air
  • Reconstruction of volcanic gas flux time series from satellite imagery
  • Working with volcano observatories to improve monitoring techniques
  • Numerical integration of petrology, gas geochemistry and fluid mechanics during magma ascent
  • Studying disequilibria in volcanism


I study volcanic processes using a combination of observations, experiments and modelling in order to improve our ability to understand and forecast eruptions and the impact of volcanic activity on volatile cycles and regional and global climate. A major element of this work is done collaboratively with volcano observatories. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • QE Geology
  • Volcanology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Healthier Futures


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