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Dr Davies joined the School in 2001 having previously lectured in geophysics at the University of Liverpool. His research interests are in understanding Earth's mantle, and how it drives plate tectonics. He does this by; simulating mantle convection numerically using large supercomputing clusters, imaging the deep interior using seismic tomography, and attempting to understand the igneous output of the mantle, especially at subduction zones.
He graduated from Cambridge, before obtaining his MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He then had a NERC Post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics in Cambridge.
He lectures on Geographical Information Systems. He is Chairman of the School Information Technology Committee, is the School Welsh Language Scheme Co-ordinator, and is a member of the University Committee on High End Computing.