Jenni Barclay

Jenni is a Professor of Volcanology at the University of East Anglia. She is particularly interested in how scientific knowledge of volcanic systems can be used to reduce the societal risk posed by eruptions. Her roots are in volcanic petrology and this project is particularly exciting for her as petrological knowledge, dating and field-based volcanology will be used together to assess how this changes our understanding of volcanic activity on Ascension and how it has impacted the island. Despite reading a lot of papers about the geology of the island she will still blown away by the variety and interest of the deposits during the project’s first field season!