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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Staff and Postgraduate Students

Prof Gillian Foulger, B.A., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Personal web page

Emeritus Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences
Professorial Fellow of St Chad's College
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42314

Contact Prof Gillian Foulger


Please visit my home page at http://www.dur.ac.uk/g.r.foulger


Biography


2004 – present — Professor, University of Durham.

1997 – 2004 — Reader, University of Durham.

1992 – 1993 — Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey.

1985 – 1997 — Lecturer in Geophysics, University of Durham.

1985 — Post Doctoral RA, Dept. Geological Sciences, Univ. Durham.

1985  — Ph.D. Geophysics (Durham)

1978 — M.A. (Cambridge)

1977 – 1984 — Research Scientist, Geophysics Division, University of Iceland.

1976 — M.Sc. Geophysics (Durham) 

1974  — B.A. Natural Sciences (Cambridge)


Committee and Society Service


2004 – 2009 — Steering Committee for the Large Igneous Provinces Commission of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI).

2005 — Scientific committee member, SAL2005 Workshop on Ocean Island Volcanism, Cape Verde Republic


Committee member, NERC Geophysical Equipment Pool

Member, NASA Earth Observation System (EOS) Evaluation Panel

Durham University representative, Universities Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO)

Durham University interview panels in Earth Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Archaeology

Member, St. Mary’s & St. Chad’s Colleges governing bodies


Conferences and Workshops


2005  The Great Plume Debate, Chapman Conference held in Scotland, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union.

2004 — Convener and chair, special session “Plumes or not?”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco

2003 — Initiated and convened Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis, a Penrose Conference held in Iceland, and sponsored by the Geological Society of America.


Fellowships


2005 — Fellow, Icelandic National Academy of Sciences

2001 — Sir James Knott Research Fellow

1993 — Nuffield Foundation Fellow


Invited Keynotes


2007 — "Iceland: What we know and what we don't" at the Rift to Ridge IODP meeting in Southampton


Membership of Organisations and Societies


Fellow, Icelandic National Academy of Sciences

Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

American Geophysical Union

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

International Association of Geodesy


Prizes & Awards


2005 — Price Medal, Royal Astronomical Society

University of Durham Sir James Knott Research Fellowship


Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Crustal deformation using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Earthquake seismology
  • Geothermal prospecting
  • Iceland tectonics and structure

Selected Publications

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Departmental Contacts

RoleNameExtemail address
Head of Department Professor Andy Aplin 42332 a.c.aplin@durham.ac.uk
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Dr Richard J Brown 42303 richard.brown3@durham.ac.uk
Deputy Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Prof. Fred Worrall 42295 fred.worrall@durham.ac.uk
Chairman of the Board of Examiners Professor Ken McCaffrey 42299
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor Dr. Stuart Jones 42319 stuart.jones@durham.ac.uk
Department Manager Mrs Jill Hoult 42326 j.l.hoult@durham.ac.uk
Learning & Teaching Administrator Mrs Janice Oakes 42310 janice.oakes@durham.ac.uk
Senior Finance Assistant Mrs Paula Elliott 43490
Finance Administrator Mrs Karen Atkinson 42318
Director of Postgraduate Studies Dr. Jeroen van Hunen 42293 jeroen.van-hunen@durham.ac.uk
Director of Research Dr Ed Llewellin 42336 ed.llewellin@durham.ac.uk
Teaching and Learning Committee Chairman Dr Simon Mathias 43491 s.a.mathias@durham.ac.uk
Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr Claire Horwell 42253 claire.horwell@durham.ac.uk
Staff-Student Liaison Committee Chairman Dr Claire Horwell 42253 claire.horwell@durham.ac.uk
Natural Sciences Academic Contact Prof. Yaoling Niu 42311
Safety Officer Dr Chris Ottley 42325
Safety Adviser Fieldwork Dr Nic de Paola 42333 nicola.de-paola@durham.ac.uk
Departmental Research Administrator Mrs Dianne Whatcott 42305

dianne.whatcott@durham.ac.uk

Departmental Superintendent Mr James Dyson 42281

james.dyson@durham.ac.uk

Department International Coordinator Prof. Dave Selby 42294

david.selby@durham.ac.uk