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Tim Wright

Professor Tim Wright

Research Fellow


University of Leeds

Research summary

I am Professor of Satellite Geodesy in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, and Director of the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET). I develop satellite observations of small movements of the Earth’s surface around active faults and volcanoes, combining these with models and field data to tackle fundamental problems in continental deformation, the earthquake cycle, and magmatic rifting.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Improving seismic hazard assessment in the continents with satellite geodesy

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: May 2015 - Apr 2020

Value: £35,000

Interseismic fault slip rate of the Xianshuihe fault from InSAR and GPS data

Scheme: International Incoming Fellowships

Dates: Dec 2007 - Nov 2008

Value: £27,300

Constraining the dynamics of continental collision using InSAR

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2004 - Sep 2012

Value: £555,395.63