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Dr Rebecca Williams

Post Nominals SFHEA
Biography Earth Scientist who takes an interdisciplinary approach to volcano research. Rebecca's research focusses on volcano-stratigraphy and hazardous volcanic flows (pyroclastic density currents and lahars), social-historical volcanology, and the communication of volcano science. All this drives towards understanding how communities may be affected by volcanic eruptions past, present and future.

An expert on equality, diversity and inclusivity in curriculum design. Rebecca's research in this area seeks to understand the links between the colonial legacy of Earth Science, the pedagogy of our discipline and inequities in the access, retention and success of diverse student cohorts. Rebecca's practice in this arena seeks to effect positive change in Higher Education, with a particular focus on the Earth Sciences across the sector, and across disciplines and faculties within University of Hull.

Rebecca is a dedicated science communicator, appearing on international radio, news and television.

Rebecca was the Associate Dean for Student Experience, Faculty of Science and Engineering, from 2019-2023
Research Interests Volcanology; Petrology; Science Communication; Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity.
Teaching and Learning Rebecca teaches across the Geology and Geography degree programmes, in particular on the Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geohazards and Volcanoes and their Hazards modules.
Scopus Author ID 57207173590