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Department of Earth Sciences

Current Postgraduate Students

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

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Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42314
Room number: Rm 319

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

  • Climate and Environmental Change
  • Geoenergy, Resources and Waste
  • Geohazards
  • The Solid Earth

Research Interests

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

Supervises

Selected Publications

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