I have submitted my thesis, and am now a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, United States. My research is jointly funded by the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Programme and the Deep Carbon Observatory. I am involved in the creation of new database of global volcanic gas emissions.
My PhD research focussed on the use of data from the satellite-based Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) to study volcanic sulphur dioxide (SO2) degassing. This work aimed to move beyond the typical application of satellites to the detection and tracking of eruptive SO2 clouds, and towards their use in long-term monitoring of persistent volcanic emissions. My research resulted in the first synoptic analysis of SO2 emissions from the volcanoes of Papua New Guinea (Manam, Langila, Ulawun, Rabaul, Bagana), a detailed review of the principal uncertainties involved in the use of satellite-based instruments to monitor volcanic degassing, and a novel validation study combinining satellite- and ground-based measurements of SO2 emission at Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) with simulations of plume dispersal, and atmospheric processing.
I have field experience of geochemical sampling on Santorini and Vulcano.
You can also find me on Vhub, which is great online resource for volcanologists.