Professor Richard England

Richard England

Professor of Geophysics

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3795  


Personal details



  • GL1015 Mineralogy
  • GL3036 Mineral Exploration Techniques
  • GL3021 Reflection Seismology
  • GL3041 Reservoir Geoscience, Hydrocarbons and carbon sequestration
  • GL4078 Advanced Level Field Course


My research interests include the applications of seismic and potential field data to the properties and evolution of the continental lithosphere, particularly rift systems, continental margins and the process of epeirogenesis.

I supervise research on the velocity structure of Europe, the Ethiopian rift, and rifting in Mongolia.

Research Group: Geophysics and Borehole Research
Research Group: Volcanoes, Tectonics and Mineral Resources Research Group


  • Ebbing, J., England, R., Lauritsen, T., Olsen, O., Stratford, W., and Weidle, C. 2012. Structure of the Scandes lithosphere from surface to depth. Tectonophysics, 536-537, 1-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.02.016

  • England, R. and Ebbing, J. 2012. Crustal structure of central Norway and Sweden from integration of a teleseismic receiver function profile and modelling of the gravity anomaly. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05607.x
  • Rippington, S., Cunningham, D., England, R., and Hendriks, B. 2012. The crustal assembly of southern Mongolia: new structural, lithological and geochronological data from the Nemegt and Altan ranges. Gondwana Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.2012.09.001
  • Maupin V., Agostini A., Artemieva I., Balling N., Beekman F., Ebbing J., England R., Frassetto A., Gradmann S., Jacobsen B. H., Köhler A., Kvarven T., Medhus A.B., Mjelde R., Ritter J., Stratford W., Thybo H., Wawerzinek B. and Weidle C. 2013. The deep structure of the Scandes and possible relations to its tectonic history and present topography. Tectonophysics, 603, 15-37.

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