Rebecca is a volcanologist and igneous geologist. Her research aims to understand the processes occurring in hazardous volcanic flows in order to better inform hazard assessments.
She has an interdisciplinary approach to research, which integrates many techniques such as terrestrial and marine field work, tephrochronology, geochemical analyses and computer modelling, used to understand complex geological problems.
Rebecca is a dedicated science communicator, appearing on national radio and international news.
A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North
Barclay, J., Dowey, N., Fernando, B., Giles, S., Houghton, J., Jackson, C., …Williams, R. (in press). A UK perspective on tackling the geoscience racial diversity crisis in the Global North. Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00737-w
Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels
Chen, Y., Parsons, D. R., Simmons, S. M., Williams, R., Cartigny, M. J. B., Hughes Clarke, J. E., …Vendettuoli, D. (2021). Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels. Sedimentology, 68(4), 1358-1377. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12886
Volcanological evolution of Pantelleria Island (Strait of Sicily) peralkaline volcano: a review
Jordan, N. J., White, J. C., Williams, R., Speranza, F., Rotolo, S. G., & Scaillet, S. (in press). Volcanological evolution of Pantelleria Island (Strait of Sicily) peralkaline volcano: a review. Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 353(S2), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.5802/CRGEOS.51
A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents
Smith, G., Rowley, P., Williams, R., Giordano, G., Trolese, M., Silleni, A., …Capon, S. (2020). A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents. Nature communications, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16657-z
Rebecca welcomes PhD applications in volcanic flows, igneous petrology, modelling volcanic processes, volcanic stratigraphy (including tephrostratigraphy) and historical/social/cultural volcanology.
Jordan N, 2015, Eruptive History of the Peralkaline Caldera Volcano at Pantelleria, Italy, University of Leicester.