Associate Professor

+44 (0) 131 451 3691
Room G.3, Enterprise Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom
Roles and responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

  • Member of University Senate
  • Member of Postgraduate Studies Committee
  • Member of Quality and Standards Committee
  • Member of Institute Research Coordination Committee
  • Member of Learning and Teaching Committee

From 1977 to 1980 I was at the Centre for Tectonophysics, Texas A&M University (experimental rock mechanics, fracture systems, upper crustal deformation). This was followed by 10 years in the US oil and gas industry (management of structurally complex fractured reservoirs, simulation of their flow). A return to academia (1991 to 1998) produced a PhD in Basin Development and Basin-scale Flow Systems at Glasgow University concurrent with, and followed by, a fixed-term research contact (flow in deforming fractured media) joint between Geology and Civil Engineering. I have been at Heriot-Watt University for 12 years and this time included several years as Director of the GeoSEAD MSc. My research focus is currently on linked geomechanics and flow in developing geological structures at the reservoir to the basin scale.