Dr Laura Gregory
- NERC Independent Research Fellow (Tenure-track), University of Leeds (from Feb 2016), Research: Variability of strain accumulation and earthquake recurrence on millennial timescales.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds (2012 – 2016), Research: Earthquake hazard from 36Chlorine analyses of elapsed time and stress transfer.
- Stipendiary Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Science, University of Leeds (6 months, 2015), 3rd/5th year courses in structural geology and 2nd year field mapping course.
I use a range of geochemical and field-based tools to investigate the rates and styles of continental deformation. My research is driven by making observations of deformation on a range of scales in time and space- from characterising fault slip over multiple earthquake cycles using cosmogenic isotope analyses on exposed fault scarps to investigating the evolution of deformation and mountain building over millions of years.
- Continental deformation and active faulting
- Fault interaction and earthquake repeat times
- Earthquake risk and resilience
- 36Cl and 10Be cosmogenic nuclide dating
- Low temperature thermochronology
- Paleomagnetism applied to vertical axis rotations (VAR)
- Terrestrial laser scanning
- Quantifying the variability and migration of active normal faulting during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene using 36Cl cosmogenic nuclide techniques
- DPhil, University of Oxford
- MSc, University of Florida
- BSc, University of Florida, Geological Sciences
I am interested in teaching courses that range from introductory structural geology, geological mapping in the field and classroom, and topics in active tectonics and continental deformation.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics
- Geodynamics and Tectonics