School of Earth and Environment

Laura Gregory Dr Laura Gregory

NERC Independent Research Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 31335
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Room: 9.163

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


I use a range of geochemical and field-based tools to investigate the rates and styles of continental deformation. My research is driven by making observations of deformation on a range of scales in time and space- from determining the characteristics of fault slip over multiple earthquake cycles on normal faults in central Italy to measuring the cooling of rocks due to the uplift of mountains over millions of years in the Mongolian Altay Mountains.


  • DPhil, University of Oxford. 'Active Faulting and Deformation in the Mongolian Altay Mountains' (2012)
  • M.S., University of Florida. 'India in the Proterozoic: Two Key Spatial and Temporal Constraints' (2008)
  • B.S., University of Florida, Geological Sciences (2006)


American Geophysical Union

Geological Society of America

Research Interests

  • Continental deformation and active faulting
  • Fault interaction and earthquake repeat times
  • Earthquake risk and resilience
  • 36Cl and 10Be cosmogenic nuclide dating
  • Low temperature thermochronology
  • Paleomagnetism applied to vertical axis rotations (VAR)

Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching courses that range from introductory structural geology, geological mapping in the field and classroom, and topics in active tectonics and continental deformation. I have lectured or co-lectured for the following modules at the University of Leeds:

  • SOEE3490/5640 Mountain Belt Processes
  • SOEE3450 Stuctural Geology 3: Active Tectonics
  • SOEE2106 Geological Mapping: Assynt, NW Scotland