I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London.

I am a global seismologist interested in using seismic waves to understand the world around us, ranging from global tomography and normal modes for constraining deep Earth structure to earthquake interferometry and seismic noise to study human and animal behaviour.

In my research, I enjoy working across disciplines, linking seismology with geodynamics and mineral physics, as well as combining insights with zoologists and geologists. Much of my research is hypothesis driven, often combining data, forward and inverse modelling, with a strong emphasis on data uncertainties.


I am passionate about communicating my research and global seismology in general (see here for more information). I am also happy to advice and support early-career researchers in their funding applications.

Postdocs, PhD students and undergraduate students interested to join my DEEPSCAPE research group should not hesitate to get in touch to discuss possible projects and funding opportunities.

Stay tuned to hear for a PDRA position advertisement as part of our NERC Large Grant on Mantle Circulation Constrained!

Pint of Science podcast about a range of seismological topics

I spoke to Callam & Jim for a Pint Of Science podcast about a range of seismological topics. We touched not only on global seismology and the landscapes of the deep Earth, but also talked about how anthropogenic seismic noise has been affected by Covid-19 governmental lockdowns, and even chatted about Marsquakes and Messiquakes!

Review chapter on lower mantle density and CMB topography

My review chapter on lower mantle density and core-mantle boundary topography has been accepted for the AGU book "Mantle upwellings and their surface expressions", edited by Marquardt, Cottaar, Ballmer & Konter. For this contribution, I reviewed existing (primarily seismological) models and used these to develop average models as well as vote maps with the aim to find model consistencies and to identify discrepancies between data sets. Files related to this contribution can now be found online.

Doornbos Memorial Prize awarded by the SEDI Committee

At the 16th international symposium of the Study of the Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI), held in Edmonton, Canada, I received the Doornbos Memorial Prize for "careful and broad analysis of body and normal mode seismic data, integrated with mineral physics to constrain the state and dynamics of the lowermost mantle".

The Doornbos Memorial Prize is given in honor of the Dutch seismologist Durk Doornbos and is presented to a few young scientists every two years by the SEDI Committee, in association with their biennial meetings, for outstanding research on the Earth's deep interior.