I trained in Physics (BSc, Leicester 1981; PhD King’s College London 1985) before entering the oil exploration industry (SSL, 1984-1986). I joined Royal Holloway, Department of Geology in 1986 as a Lecturer in Geophysics. My resulting exposure to geology and geologists then led to development of computer models for simulating tectonic deformation followed by modelling of sedimentation. Computer modelling of geological processes rapidly became my main research area.
At present, my main research interests are in two areas: (i) Computer modelling of turbidity currents; (ii) The multi-billion year climate stability of the Earth.