Natural History Museum
- Analytical Chemist
- Science Facilities department
- Imaging and Analysis Centre
Email Dr Emma Humphreys-Williams
My research concerns understanding how melting occurs in the Earth's mantle, with a focus on intraplate volcanism. My masters research focused on ocean island basalts (OIB), examining the influence of the lithosphere thickness on the composition of erupted lavas. My PhD research focused on continental volcanism and rapidly erupted volcanic carbonatites as tools to examine melting beneath the continents. Using petrology and geochemistry, my research focused on the composition of the mantle as detailed by mantle xenoliths, and the composition of primitive melts in such environments. My continuing research uses petrology and geochemistry to further understand these melts and the xenolithic load they carry.
2007–2012 PhD, Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
Carbonatite-silicate volcanism and mantle metasomatism: Case studies from Calatrava, Spain.
Supervised by: Prof. Ken Bailey, Prof. Chris Hawkesworth, Prof. Frances Wall, Dr Chris Coath
2003–2007 MSci, Earth Sciences, University of Durham, UK, 1st class honours.
Thesis: The effect of lithospheric thickness variation on the geochemistry of ocean island basalts.
Supervised by: Prof. Yaoling Niu