School of Earth and Environment

David Thompson Dr David Thompson

Research Fellow

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Room: 8.151

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


  • March 2012-present: NERC Research Fellow in Seismology, University of Leeds
  • September 2011-March: 2012 NERC-BHP Billiton Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Bristol


  • 2012 PhD (Seismology) University of Bristol

Thesis: "Seismic discontinuity structure beneath the Canadian Shield and the signature of continental roots" supervised by Prof. Mike Kendall and Prof. George Helffrich

  • 2007 MGeophys (Geophysical Sciences, N. America) University of Leeds & Colorado School of Mines

Thesis: "Two-station Rayleigh wave phase velocity measurements of the Pannonian Basin" supervised by Prof. Graham Stuart


  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geophysical Union

Research Interests

  • Formation and evolution of the continental lithosphere
  • Lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction
  • Thermochemical structure of the mantle

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