Amy Donovan is interested in the application of scientific analysis and advice to policymakers. Her postdoctoral work includes both social and physical sciences. She is working on a project with Prof Steve Sparks (Bristol) and Prof Dick Eiser (Sheffield), which investigates the differences between different cultures’ understanding of risk from volcanoes – including scientific cultures. She is also working on geochemical and petrological data from Iceland, Eritrea and Montserrat. Each of these sites has witnessed recent damaging eruptions, and understanding the magmatic systems is important in informing future eruption management.
Worked on: Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat; Etna, Sicily; Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland; Krafla, Iceland; Nabro, Eritrea.