Dr Amy Donovan


Research Themes

My research examines the interface between scientific knowledge and public policy on active volcanoes. I am interested in how science is used in decision-making on volcanoes, and in the ways that different groups of people understand volcanic risk and the associated uncertainty. I draw on a range of literature from the social sciences in this work. I am also interested in the geochemical monitoring of volcanoes, by gas and petrological analysis, and have done some work in these areas too.


I supervise and lecture in the Geography Department, primarily on environmental hazards and volcanology. I have also supervised on social aspects of risk, in both Part IB and Part II.

Amy Donovan

College Role

Official Fellow

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

MA, MPhil, MSc (University College London), PhD