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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
Sparks, R. S. J. & Gottsmann, J.
1/08/16 → 31/08/20
Alternative Covid-19 mitigation measures in school classrooms: analysis using an agent-based model of SARS-CoV-2 transmissionWoodhouse, M. J., Aspinall, W. P., Sparks, R. S. J., Brooks Pollock, E. & Relton, C. L., 10 Aug 2022, In: Royal Society Open Science. 9, 8, p. 1-34 211985.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)19 Downloads (Pure)
Van Zalinge, M. E., Mark, D. F., Sparks, R. S. J., Tremblay, M., Keller, C. B., Cooper, F. J. & Rust, A. C., 3 Aug 2022, In: Nature. 608, 7921, p. 87-92 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
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 AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)36 Downloads (Pure)
Alternative Covid-19 mitigation measures in school classrooms: Analysis using an agent-based model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
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
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