Samuel (He/Him) is a British-born volcanologist and science communicator with research interests across volcanology, fluid dynamics, sedimentology, and marine geology.
His research and outreach has taken him across the USA, New Zealand, Japan, and to the far sides of the Pacific Ocean.
He has a Ph.D in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Hawai’i where he studied the styles and dynamics of large volcanic eruptions on the seafloor.
Prior to that, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Geology between the University of Bristol and University of California, Berkeley. He currently works as a technician and researcher at the University of Bristol.
Beyond academic research, Samuel is an active science communicator and advocate of improving access to equitable and inclusive opportunities across the earth and ocean sciences.
He has led and developed a number of outreach initiatives, from social media campaigns to at-sea research expedition communication programs.
He has also worked as a specialist researcher for natural history documentaries, and as a geology tutor and guest lecturer.
When not engrossed in science, Samuel is a keen musician and performer, and enjoys bouldering, running, and generally keeping active.
Ph.D 2018 Geology and Geophysics University of Hawai′i at Mānoa
B.S/M.Sci 2015 Geology University of Bristol
Year exchange 2013 Earth and Planetary University of California, Berkeley
Facilities Technician University of Bristol, UK 2021 – present
Associate Tutor / Lecturer Edge Hill University, UK 2020 – 2021
Research Associate University of Bristol, UK 2020
Research Technician University of Bristol, UK 2019
Graduate Research Assistant University of Hawai’i, USA 2015 – 2018