An experimental and field volcanologist, whose research is themed around volcanic flow modelling, and deformation processes around volcanoes. Current work focuses on the behaviour of pyroclastic density currents, and mixing processes in debris flows and dense granular flows. Pete also has experience working in experimental rock mechanics, in particular looking at volcanic edifice stability, and volcanoseismic generation processes.
In addition to these core areas, Pete has worked on submarine turbidity current modelling, debris avalanche behaviour, and basin reconstruction. He has extensive experimental and data analysis experience in experimental flume modelling, X-Ray CT of rock structures, high pressure rock deformation and characterisation, and soil mechanics.