Staff profile

Dr Katy Jane Chamberlain

Lecturer in Geoscience

Katy Jane Chamberlain in front mountains


Geology, Geoscience


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Environmental Sciences

Research centre

Environmental Sustainability Research Centre


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am an igneous petrologist and field volcanologist specialising in the use of in situ microanalytical techniques to yield insights into magmatic processes and their associated timings at a variety of volcanic scales, from the giant-sized Bishop Tuff eruption to small-scale eruptions on Ascension Island, South Atlantic.

I am the PI for the NERC MagmaStress Global Partnership Seedcorn Fund, in collaboration with the University of Leeds, GFZ-Potsdam and SERNAGEOMIN in Chile, studying timescales associated with Chilean magmatism.

Teaching responsibilities

Module leader for:

I also deliver the geochemistry component of Crustal Evolution (3rd year).


2014: PhD in Volcanology and Geochemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Thesis title: The Bishop Tuff, California: New Insights into Magmatic Timescales and Process from Micro-Analytical Approaches Supervisor: Prof. Colin Wilson

2010: MGeol and BSc (hons) first class, University of Leeds, UK

Recent conferences

Recent publications