Welcome to my home page! I am a final year PhD student in the School of Geosciences. My supervisors are Prof Ian Main (Geosciences), Dr Stephen Elphick (Geosciences), Prof Mike Forde (Engineering) and Prof Georg Dresen (GeoForschungsZentrum) and I have been working in the rock physics section of the Earth and Planetary Science research group. My project is entitled 'Scale model seismicity: a detailed study of deformation localisation from laboratory acoustic emission data'. My project has involved both experimental and analytical research, working in Edinburgh and at the GFZ in Potsdam, utillising acoustic emission data to provide information about the localisation of damage in rock deformation tests.
I have also been involved in an independent research project with Dr. Alison Ord, at CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Perth, Australia. This is a multidisciplinary project, concerned with the application of force chain analysis techniques from granular media studies to Particle Flow code simulations of localisation in cohesive media.
I have now completed my thesis and moved from the University of Edinburgh to the British Geological Survey, where I am working in the Transport Properties Research Laboratory on multi-phase fluid flow testing of low permeability materials.
Postal address: School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW
Tel.: 0131 650 5919