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Biographical sketch–Gillian R. Foulger

 

Education

 
1974 B.A. Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
1976 M.Sc. Geophysics, University of Durham
1978 M.A. University of Cambridge
1985 Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Durham

Professional experience
 
2006 – present Proprietor, Foulger Consulting
2004 – present Professor, University of Durham
2000 – 2001 Faculty appointee GS15, U.S. Geological Survey
1997 – 2004 Reader, University of Durham
1992 – 1993 Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
1985 – 1997 Lecturer, University of Durham
1985
Post-doctoral research assistant, University of Durham
1977 – 1984 Research Scientist, Geophysics Division, University of Iceland

Society memberships

Fellow, Icelandic National Academy of Sciences
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
International Association of Geodesy


Honours and awards

Price Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2005
Fellowship, Icelandic National Academy of Sciences, 2005
Professorial Fellow, St. Chad’s College, Durham, 2004
Sir James Knott Research Fellow, 2001
Nuffield Foundation Fellow, 1993


Publications and public speaking

Authored 100 published papers and 150 abstracts in conference proceedings. Since 2002, delivered over 30 invited lectures in the U.K., the U.S.A., Finland, Mexico, Italy, Luxemborg, Austria and Portugal.


Selected professional service

  • Steering Committee for the Large Igneous Provinces Commission of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) 2004 - 2009.
  • Convener and chair, special session “Plumes or not?”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2004.
  • Scientific committee member, SAL2005 Workshop on Ocean Island Volcanism, Cape Verde Republic, 1-9 April 2005.
  • Committee member, NERC Geophysical Equipment Pool
  • Member, NASA Earth Observation System (EOS) Evaluation Panel
  • Durham University representative, Universities Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO)
  • Durham University interview panels in Earth Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Archaeology

Outreach

  • Consultant, Supervolcano, BBC TV
  • Speaker, Science Today, BBC radio
  • Appearance, How do they do that?, BBC1 TV
  • Appearance, The Earth’s Core, National Geographic film
  • Consultant for numerous newspaper articles

last update 13th January, 2010