Imperial College London

Anna H. Rood

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





PhD Research

Working Title: Validating Earthquake Hazard Models For Critical Engineered Structures Using Fragile Geologic Features

Supervisor: Peter Stafford

Anna Rood explains how the natural balancing acts of rocks can help us estimate the amount of ground shaking caused by large earthquakes. Part of Imperial College London's virtual Science Breaks series.


PhD (October 2017 - present) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

MSci Geology (October 2013 - June 2017) Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London. Result: 1st

Graduate Teaching Assisstant

Teaching assistant to support lecturers delivering undergraduate modules. Work with undergraduate students to guide them to answer their own questions during practical sessions and provide additional information to enhance and reinforce their learning.

Modules include: Structural Geology, Surface Processes, and Applied Geomorphology.

Also responsible for marking coursework, examinations, and attending fieldtrips.

Cosmic Deputy Laboratory Manager

- Responsible for the training of undergraduate, masters and PhD students to process rock samples for cosmogenic exposure dating, with a focus on safety and compliance with standard operating procedures. Training covers rock crushing, mineral purification, wet chemistry and packing of samples for analysis by accelerator mass spectrometer.

- Trained operator of XRD instruments and ICP-OES machine.

- Day-to-day scheduling of lab users, management and maintenance of the lab space, and purchasing of consumables.

- Key-person in CosmIC Laboratory emergency response plan, to respond to laboratory critical alarm notifications and coordinate with building managers.

Anna Rood in the CosmIC Laboratory