Carys Simpson

Carys Simpson


I am  a PhD student within the Turbidites Research Group (TRG), researching how deep-water sediment flows interact with inactive, post-rift structures. 

Prior to the PhD, I completed an MSc in Reservoir Evaluation and Management at Heriot-Watt University, which consisted of studying a 50-50 split of subsurface geology and engineering. It was a difficult yet rewarding course that ultimately led me to the PhD I am now undertaking, particularly after completing my dissertation on sediment-structure interactions in the deep-marine Ainsa Basin, in the Spanish Pyrenees. 

Between 2019-2022, I studied BSc Geological Sciences at Leeds, where I took interests in basin analysis, structural geology and sedimentology. 

The data for my current project is predominantly subsurface data provided by the Turbidites Research Group, with additional field work in the Vallcarga Basin of the Spanish Pyrenees where analogue outcrops can be found. 

Research interests

- Deep-Marine Basins

- Sediment and Fluid Flows

- Subsurface Data Analysis

- Sediment-Structure Interactions


  • MSc Reservoir Evaluation and Management, Heriot-Watt University
  • BSc Geological Sciences, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Sedimentology