Early Career Researcher Rep.

Dave McCarthy (from British Geological Survey)

Dave McCarthy (from British Geological Survey)

Dr Dave McCarthy (British Geological Survey)

Dave is a structural geologist at the British Geological Survey, and is currently working on the geological evolution of the Falklands Plateau. After completing his BSc in geology at University College Cork, he stayed on to complete a PhD in structural geology. This research compared microstructural and clast-based strain analyses to Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) in deformed lithologies in fold and thrust belts (Sevier Belt of Wyoming and Montana, and the Variscides of Southern Ireland). Since joining the BGS his research focus has switched to regional tectonics and includes extensive seismic interpretation. Dave currently leads the BGS team providing petroleum exploration advice to the Falkland Islands Government.

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Photograph of Alodie Bubeck

Alodie Bubeck (University of Leicester)

Dr Alodie Bubeck (2017 – present)

Alodie’s research focusses on the controls on fault propagation in crystalline rock and covers several scales of structural characterization and brittle deformation styles. Alodie uses a range of techniques to inform her work, including LiDAR and photogrammetry, experimental rock deformation, numerical modeling, optical and CT-based microstructural analysis, and traditional field-based structural geology.

After completing her MSci in geology at University College London, she moved to Durham University to work as a research scientist for Geospatial Research Ltd. After three adventurous years, she embarked on a PhD at Cardiff University, focusing on the kinematic and geometric evolution of interacting rift faults in basaltic systems, which she completed in 2016. She is now based at at the University of Leicester investigating deformation mechanisms and development of the Husavik-Flatey oceanic transform fault with the assistance of the Geological Society of London Mike Coward Fieldwork Grant.

Alodie is mostly in charge of the TSG Twitter account.

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Role description

ECRs are researchers within ~8 years of being awarded their PhD (i.e. postdocs and lecturers who are relatively new to their post). The role of the ECR rep is to represent ECR members of the TSG community, for example, by considering ideas and initiatives for TSG that would be attractive or supportive to ECRs, and by assisting other members of the committee in roles that can involve the ECR community.