Kate Saunders

Last name

Kate is a Lecturer in Volcanology in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh as well as a researcher associated with Uppsala University, Sweden. She trained at Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand before taking up a NERC Fellowship at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on the evolution of magma (molten rock) generated and stored in underground magma reservoirs. She uses a forensic science approach to interrogate the once molten products of erupted volcanic rocks to gain insights into their genesis and timing of processes prior to eruption.

Kate is also a committee member of the Scotland Geodiversity Forum as well as a Brownie leader with GirlGuidingUK.

Areas of Interest
Earth Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Key words
Geology, Volcano, Petrology, Diffusion, Microbeam techniques

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