Dr Clare Bond
Reader, School of Geosciences
Tel: +44 1224 273492
I am a structural geologist with interests in interpretational uncertainty and structural modelling. I gained a first class degree from the University of Leeds followed by a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. I then worked across a range of sectors and interests from conservation and policy, to technical consulting and academia. I have significant experience in energy consultancy, geological input into software and app development, client facing roles and portfolio management.
Since joining the University of Aberdeen in 2010 I have developed my research interests in seismic interpretation uncertainty and bias in geoscience, structural modelling, fluid interactions with the crust, and understanding fold-thrust structures. I apply these research interests to a range of challenges including carbon storage, hydrocarbon exploration, nuclear waste disposal; as well as to better understand fundamental Earth processes. I am inter-disciplinary in my approach working across discipline boundaries; including consideration of the psychological and social aspects that influence science and technology in practice.
I am an advocate for public engagement with science, and have taken part in debates and panels on shale gas, and climate change. I am interested in the use of social media, and online platforms, to engage the public and experts in science and scientific enquiry. I led on geological site selection for the ACT-Acorn CCS project, and acted as a consultant on the InSalah CO2 storage project working on fracture stability during CO2 injection. I am a Director of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage. I co-lead the Fold-Thrust Research Group and lead the Interpretational Uncertainty Group at the University of Aberdeen.