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My research focusses on understanding and quantifying the fundamental physical processes controlling the occurrence of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural hazards. I use approaches including seismological and statistical analyses, numerical modelling, field studies, and laboratory experiments.

A key goal of my work is to develop reliable methods for forecasting the nature, location, and timing of future events, and to build these in to holisitic disaster risk reduction strategies.

Latest paper: Bell et al., Nat. Commun., 2021 - Caldera resurgence during the 2018 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Islands

2021 PhD project opportunity as part of the SPIN ITN: 'Ground motion and unrest triggering on volcanoes' - Application deadline 31 March 2021

See my Research Explorer page, and a list of my Publications

I'm currently Chair of the IAVCEI Commission on Statistics in Volcanology - COSIV

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