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Camilla Penney

Camilla  Penney

Research Associate

Junior Research Fellow, Queens' College


Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 37059


I am interested in understanding how the Earth's lithosphere deforms a wide range of spatial and temporal scales and how understanding this deformation can improve our knowledge of seismic hazard.

My PhD research looks at the deformation of Earth's continents. I have analysed and modelled a range of datasets, including the waves generated by earthquakes, satellite imagery, GPS and radar, in order to understand both the patterns of deformation which we observe, and the forces which generate them. How the continents deform in response to an applied force is controlled by their material properties (rheology). By looking both at observed deformation and the forces driving it I am able to place constraints on this rheology, which has long been a contentious subject.

Research Interests

Continental deformation
Subduction zones
Earthquake hazard


Geophysics ; Geodesy ; Seismology

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