Victoria Purcell


My main area of research interest is in remote sensing and earth observations. In my final year undergraduate dissertation project I focused on measuring volcanic deformation using InSAR. I am now studying active tectonics and started my PhD in 2020. I am currently using high resolution optical imagery to create digital elevation models (DEMs) and quantify fault geomorphology in expanding urban areas in developing countries. I will then use this to reassess seismic hazard.

I am funded by the Royal Society and supervised by Dr John Elliott, Professor Tim Wright, Dr Laura Gregory and Dr Ekbal Hussain (BGS).

Research interests

- Remote Earth Observations (Optical and InSAR)

-Tectonic and Volcanic Deformation

-Seismic Hazard



  • Bsc Geophysical Sciences - University of Leeds (1st class)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics