Marie Edmonds - Curriculum Vitae#

  • Ph.D. Volcanology (2002) Earth Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, UK
    Advisors: Prof David Pyle, Prof Clive Oppenheimer
    Thesis: Sulfur and chlorine degassing at the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geological Sciences (1997), University of Cambridge, 1st class

  • Professor of Volcanology and Petrology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Vice President and Ron Oxburgh Fellow in Earth Sciences, Queens’ College

Recent honours
  • 2021 Bigsby Medal. Geological Society of London, premier mid-career medal
  • 2020 Joanne Simpson Medal and conferred AGU Fellowship. American Geophysical Union
  • 2019 Reginald Daly Lecture. Bowen Series Lectures, American Geophysical Union
  • 2019 Thermo Fisher Scientific Annual Award. Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group annual award
  • 2017 Wager Medal. International Association Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior mid-career medal

Current institutional and external positions
  • 2020 - 2025 Vice President, Queens’ College
  • 2019 - present Director of Research, Deputy Head of Department, Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • 2019 - present Director, NERC C-Clear Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Cambridge
  • 2021 - 2024 Member, VGP Fellows Committee, American Geophysical Union
  • 2021 Chair, UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, UK
  • 2018 - 2022 Editor, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, American Geophysical Union
  • 2017 - 2021 External Examiner, Geology Undergraduate Degree, Durham University
  • 2017 - 2021 Chair, Grants Panel A, Natural Environment Research Council
  • 2014 - 2019 Chair/co-Chair, Reservoirs and Fluxes Community, Deep Carbon Observatory

Current grants
  • COMET: Centre for the Observation and Modeling of Tectonics and Volcanism, NERC National Capability Funding;
    (Role: Co-Investigator. PI Wright, Leeds University)
  • VPlus: integrated remote sensing and modeling of volcanic plumes, NERC Highlight Topic £1.8M,
    (Role: Co-Investigator. PI Schmidt, University of Cambridge)

Postgraduate student supervision

Advisor to 12 PhD students: gone onto careers in academia and industry


Number of accepted publications 119,
H-Index 43
Citations total 5061

including papers in Science, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Geology, EPSL, G-Cubed, GCA, Journal of Petrology, 3 invited Elements articles, 2 invited JVGR articles, 1 invited Annual Reviews in Earth Science article.

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