This blog

I am using this blog as a way to document my research within my PhD. There are also frequent times in which I will be searching for help with my code, and not be able to find a simple answer online. I hope that by putting up some parts of my own code, that others may be able to find it helpful. 

Academic background

I am a Geophysics PhD student at the University of Edinburgh (started in Sept ’15) studying earthquake nucleation. I’m currently creating an algorithm which will look for repeating patterns prior to an earthquake, to investigate how many earthquake sequences have had this pattern. 

Prior to this, I completed an Integrated Masters degree in Physics (MPhys) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Alongside my degree, I also took part in several internships/fellowships;

  • Internship (Masters project) with CNRS in Nice, France (Sept ’14 – Jan ’15)
  • Visiting Research Fellow with the CMRE NATO base in La Spezia, Italy (June ’14 – Sept ’14)
  • Summer internship with University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK (June ’13 – Aug ’13)

For more information about my academic background, you can always check my LinkedIn.


Other than my PhD, I have several other interests. These include travelling, cinema and walking in the lovely landscape of Scotland (when it’s not raining!) I also attend night classes to learn French.