Dr Lucy Campbell

Lecturer in Geology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment


  • BSc (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (University of Leeds)
  • PhD (University of Leeds)


My research combines fieldwork, optical and electron microscopy to study the structures associated with earthquake faulting at a variety of scales in the geological record. I cam particularly interested in the varied mechanisms of deformation recorded in the microstructures around faults. Recent research during a postdoc at the University of Plymouth investigated the nucleation of deep crustal earthquakes and their subsequent effect on lower crustal strength, whilst my PhD research at the University of Leeds looked at the geological record of upper crustal earthquakes and their spatial, structural and microstructural variation over an exhumed major fault zone.

Research interests

Exhumed fault zones

Microstructures of fault zones and earthquake slip

Seismic fault rocks (particularly pseudotachylytes)

Lower crustal earthquakes