I am a volcanologist with particular interests in the physical processes associated with explosive volcanism. I have worked on volcanoes in Italy, including Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei, several volcanoes in the Azores, Central America and the Eastern Caribbean. I became involved in the volcanic crisis in Montserrat in 1996 and have spent large amounts of time studying pyroclastic density currents and their products. I also have interests in sediment gravity flows in general including lahars.
I am particularly interested in novel methods of quantifying, visualizing and communicating, volcanic hazard and risk, particularly the use of mapping tools such as GIS.
Between September 2009 and December 2012 I was Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory which made me acutely aware of the importance of communicating hazard and risk information to stakeholders.
Within STREVA I will work within the WP2 assessing hazard footprints at trial volcanoes, as well as providing assistance in WP1 related to forensic volcanoes and WP5 Risk analysis framework and I am hoping to contribute novel communication and visualisation tools to WP6.