Dr Emily Heath

Senior Teaching Associate


Dr Emily Heath works part-time, teaching Earth Sciences and coordinating study abroad placements for LEC students.

She has a BSc in Geophysical Sciences and a PhD in Volcanology, both from Lancaster University.

She currently teaches:

  • LEC.171 Earth's Interior
  • LEC.185 Natural Hazards
  • LEC.375 The Dynamic Earth
  • Plus the first third of LEC.377/474 Geological Hazards

Emily is also involved in local sustainability initiatives and Green politics. From 1999 to 2011 she was an elected member of Lancaster City Council, and since then she has continued to be active in the Green Party, including being elected as the party's Northwest Regional Coordinator from 2004 - 2015.

From 2012 to 2016 she was a non-executive director of LESS - a Lancaster-based Community Interest Company which promotes sustainable living through its local food and energy efficiency projects.

The Lesser Antilles volcanic chain : a study in arc magmatism.
Macdonald, R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Heath, E. 03/2000 In: Earth-Science Reviews. 49, 1-4, p. 1-76. 76 p.
Journal article

Magmagenesis at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles arc.
Heath, E., Macdonald, R., Belkin, H., Hawkesworth, C., Sigurdsson, H. 10/1998 In: Journal of Petrology. 39, 10, p. 1721-1764. 44 p.
Journal article

Long magma residence times at an island arc volcano (Soufriere, St. Vincent) in the Lesser Antilles: evidence from 238U-230Th isochron dating.
Heath, E., Turner, S.P., Macdonald, R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Van Calsteren, P. 07/1998 In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 160, 1-2, p. 49-63. 15 p.
Journal article

U-series isotopes and destructive plate margin magma genesis in the Lesser Antilles.
Turner, S., Hawkesworth, C., Van Calsteren, P., Macdonald, R., Heath, E., Black, S. 07/1996 In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 142, 1-2, p. 191-207. 17 p.
Journal article