Katy is a volcanologist and igenous petrologist who will be taking up a lectureship at the University of Derby in January 2018. She has studied the volcanic and plutonic rocks of Ascension Island as part of postdoctoral roles at Durham University and the Japan Agency for Marine Earth Sciences. Katy is primarily involved in the Ascension project to measure the chemical compositions of samples from Ascension Island, which are used to understand the processes and timescales associated with magma generation, storage and eruption on Ascension. Katy gained her PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in May 2014 where she used similar techniques to investigate the timescales and processes associated with the catastrophic Bishop Tuff supereruption in California, which occurred 767,000 years ago.
For details of Katy’s publications see: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=VU5Ow9UAAAAJ&hl=en