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Heather Handley

Heather Handley

Associate Professor in Volcanology and Geochemistry, Macquarie University

Heather Handley obtained a 1st class BSc (Honours) in Geology from Edinburgh University in 2001 and then went on to undertake a PhD on the geochemistry of Indonesian volcanoes at Durham University in the UK.

She was awarded and Ogden Trust Teaching Fellowship in 2005 to work for a year with high school students and their teachers to raise the scientific awareness and aspirations of pupils.

She joined Macquarie University in 2007 as a Post-doctoral Researcher to investigate the timescales of volcanic processes in Vanuatu and the Galapágos Islands.

In 2009, Heather started to work on a new, exciting, yet challenging application of Uranium-series isotopes to constrain sediment weathering and residence timescales within the landscape.

In 2012, Heather received an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to further develop our understanding of the use of Uranium-series isotopes in the determination of the timescales of a range of Earth-system processes. The outcomes of this research will benefit volcanic hazard mitigation policy and also provide crucial knowledge on the rates of the effects of climate change in the landscape.

Recently Heather's research interests have expanded into environmental land and water contamination.

Would an eruption in Melbourne really match Hawaii's volcanoes? Here's the evidence

Aug 28, 2018 12:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Spectacular images of recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii are a little disheartening especially given news reports suggesting there is a sleeping volcano under Melbourne that could awaken and erupt at any...

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk

Jun 06, 2018 23:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Recent photographs and video from the devastating eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala show people stood watching and filming hot, cloud-like flows of gas, ash and volcanic material (known as pyroclastic flows)...

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How the polls could have caught 'surprise' victories like Trump's

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View from The Hill: How the government's plan to oppose Hanson's motion became a vote to support it

For Mathias Cormann, 2018 has been the annus horribilis. After emerging badly bruised from the leadership crisis, on Tuesday he took responsibility for the disastrous snafu over Pauline Hansons It is OK to be white...

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

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Science

How scientists are fighting infection-causing biofilms

The surfaces people interact with every day may seem rather mundane, but at the molecular scale, there is more activity than meets the eye. Every surface we touch has its own unique chemical properties. Its because of...

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2018 goes to 'Earth-watcher' Kurt Lambeck

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Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM's Life Scientist 2018 award

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How we can turn the tide for women in science

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Technology

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Elon Musk 2018: Twitter ‘Fortnite’ Feud, Revives Hope For ‘Half-Life 3’

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‘Luke Cage’ News, Update: Netflix Cancels Show, Fans Launch Petition To Save It

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Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

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