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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant wins Early Career Award

14 January 2022

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is delighted to announce that Sophie Cox has been voted the winner of the Ramsay Medal of the Tectonic Studies Group.

The medal is awarded by the Geological Society, Tectonic Studies Group, for the best publication arising directly from a PhD project in the field of tectonics and structural geology during the previous year.

Sophie Cox won the award for her paper, ‘Shear zone development in serpentinized mantle: Implications for the strength of oceanic transform faults.’

She will receive £200, along with an inscribed medal and a certificate. The prize is awarded at the Annual General Meeting and is named after the late John Ramsay, who passed away in January 2021.

Sophie’s primary research interests include investigating how oceanic transform faults generate seismicity along their lengths and how they partition strain into seismic and aseismic slip.

On behalf of everyone in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, it is a great pleasure to congratulate Sophie on this wonderful achievement.