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My research concerns quantitative studies of geological processes using a combination of field studies, laboratory experiments, analytical studies and theoretical modelling. My main focus has been on volcanic and igneous processes. and I have also made contributions in fundamental fluid mechanics, sedimentology, and risk assessment methodologies for natural hazards.
Research in volcanology includes: mapping of volcanoes and young volcanic deposits; monitoring of eruptions; investigation of magmatic and volcanic flows through analogue experiments, numerical modelling and theory development; petrological studies of igneous rocks; and development of novel approaches to hazard and risk assessment. Applied research includes risk assessment methodologies for environmental and natural hazards, nuclear waste disposal and mining.
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RCUK-TUBITAK: Understanding volcanic risk in Turkey for improved emergency response and disaster risk reduction
1/08/16 → 31/08/20
Analysis of alternative Covid-19 mitigation measures in school classrooms: an agent-based model of SARS-CoV-2 transmissionWoodhouse, M. J., Aspinall, W. P. & Sparks, S. RJ., 30 Aug 2021, (Unpublished)
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A novel approach for evaluating contact patterns and risk mitigation strategies for COVID-19 in English primary schools with application of structured expert judgementSparks, R. S. J., Aspinall, W. P., Brooks-Pollock, E., Cooke, R. M., Danon, L., Barclay, J., Scarrow, J. H. & Cox, J., Jan 2021, In: Royal Society Open Science. 8, 1, 201566.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)21 Downloads (Pure)
Duration of Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization of the Don Manuel Porphyry Copper System, Central ChileGilmer, A. K., Sparks, R. S. J., Barfod, D. N., Brugge, E. R. & Parkinson, I. J., 8 Feb 2021, In: Minerals. 11, 2, p. 1-22 22 p., 174.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile33 Downloads (Pure)
Blundy, J. (Contributor), Afanasyev, A. (Contributor), Melnik, O. (Contributor), Tattitch, B. (Contributor), Sparks, R. S. J. (Contributor), Rust, A. C. (Contributor) & Utkin, I. (Contributor), Dryad, 20 Jun 2020
R S J Sparks (Editor)2006
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity