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I have a diverse range of interests in sedimentary geology and marine geology, including:

  • Sediment routing and source-to-sink sedimentary processes

  • Basin evolution, particularly sheared (transform) or obliquely rifted margins

  • Ocean gateways and their impact on thermohaline circulation, climate and deep-water sediment routing

  • The evolution of deep-water fold-and-thrust belts, particularly the interaction of sedimentary and tectonic processes

  • Marine geohazards, particularly tsunamigenic faults and above-grade (unstable) slopes


The best way to understand many of these processes is to take a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating 2D and 3D seismic data, other geophysical data, sedimentological fieldwork and geomorphological observations. I’m particularly interested in testing models built from seismic observations using borehole data, including data acquired through the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP).

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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