Imperial College London

DrRebeccaBell

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0903rebecca.bell

 
 
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Location

 

2.37aRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Research Interests

I study tectonic evolution in a variety of settings using next generation controlled source seismic methods and drilling data. My research involves the interpretation of both deep and shallow 2D, 3D seismic and well data and the integration with potential field data to investigate structural evolution of the upper crust and the geometry of the lithosphere. My research aims to address two key societally and economically important questions: 

1) What controls how subduction plate boundary faults slip?

2) What are the key controls on rift development: Is breaking up hard to do? 

Biography

  • Lecturer in Geology and Geophysics, Imperial College London (2015 - present)
  • Research Lecturer, Imperial College London (2012 - 2015)
  • PDRA in Salt Tectonics, Imperial College London (Sept 2011 - Jan 2012)
  • PDRA in Basin Analysis, Imperial College London (2010 - 2012)
  • Active Source Seismologist, GNS Science, New Zealand (2008 - 2010)
  • PhD, Marine Geophysics, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, University of Southampton (2004 - 2008)
  • MEarth Sc, Earth Science, University of Oxford (2000 - 2004)

recent measures of esteem

 

 

2016 - IODP SEP panel member

2015 - EGU Programme Committee member

2015 - AGU Tectonophysics Executive Board member

2015 - Associate Editor of Basin Research

2015 - Geologists' Association council member

2015 - Invited Speaker - Geologists' Association Lecture Series, London UK

2014 - Member of the AAPG Wiki Advisory Boad

2014-  Keynote speaker - SeisMix conference, Barcelona, Spain

2014 - Guest Editor - Basin Research thematic set (Deep Water Continental Margins)

2014 - Visiting Research Scientist - GNS Science, New Zealand

2012 - 2017 - Imperial College Research Fellowship

 

Media and Outreach

Nuclear waste must be out of sight, but not out of mind. The Observer, 1st Nov 2014

Why seismologists have a mountain to climb. The Observer, 7th Sept 2014

My research has appeared in:

Interview for NTN24, Latin America (7th July 2014)

Nature World News (27th June 2014)

NDTV (29th June 2014)

Live Science (30th June 2014)

Aljazeera America (1st July 2014)

Yahoo News (1st July 2014)

Front page of the Imperial College website (30th June 2014)

The Dominion Post, New Zealand (3rd July 2014)

The Gisborne Herlald, New Zealand (4th July 2014)

The Gisborne Herald, New Zealand (3rd August 2011)

The Gisborne Herald, New Zealand (29th July 2011)

The Gisborne Herald, New Zealand (11th July 2011)

The Dominion Post, New Zealand (2nd August 2011)

 

Imperial College Festival lecture, 2015

Pint of Science, "Did the Earth move for you?". Hoop and Toy, South Kensington 2014

BG Group Earth Workshop, "ShakeUp! Why, where and how do earthquakes occur?", Imperial College 2013

Futureintech Ambassador, Wellington, New Zealand 2008 - 2010

NERC Planet Earth Magazine article, Breaking up is hard to do (Spring 2008)

Teaching Awards

 

 

Shortlisted for the award of Best Feedback 2015/2016 Student Academic Choice Awards (SACA), Imperial College London

Winner of the Best Feedback award at the 2012/2013 Student Academic Choice Awards (SACA), Imperial College London

Publications

Journals

Bell RE, Modelling Orthorhombic Anisotropic Effects for Reservoir Fracture Characterization of a Naturally Fractured Tight Carbonate Reservoir, Onshore Texas, USA, Pure and Applied Geophysics, ISSN:1420-9136

Conference

Bell RE, Duclaux G, Nixon C, et al., High-angle faults control the geometry and morphology of the Corinth Rift, AGU Fall Meeting

Bell RE, Kwok YT, Mochizuki K, Characterising the Japan Trench subduction margin in the vicinity of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake using seismic reflection data, EGU General Assembly

Bell RE, Orme H, Jackson CA-L, et al., Geometry and growth of segmented thrust faults influences hydraulic connectivity in accretionary wedges: New Insights from 3D seismic reflection data, AGU Fall meeting

Bell RE, Orme H, Lenette K, et al., Geometry and kinematics of accretionary wedge faults inherited from the structure and rheology of the incoming sedimentary section; insights from 3D seismic reflection, EGU General Assembly

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