Some of my work has featured on various news sites and blogs, as well as on twitter.
In 2018, I gave giving two public lectures at the Geological Society in London (UK) on The Future of Plate Tectonics.
Writing for The Conversation
My first piece for The Conversation discussed the theory of plate tectonics at 50 years old, touching on the role of previous plate boundaries, the origin of plate tectonics, the role of large chemical blobs at the core-mantle boundary… and what the future might hold.
The Conversation: Plate tectonics: new findings fill out the 50-year-old theory that explains Earth’s landmasses
This Conversation article was also re-published by the following websites:
The piece was also directly translated into Spanish – without the use of a translator. Philip Heron becomes Felipe Garza as a result.
My second piece, published in 2019, focussed on the prison education work and my course Think Like A Scientist.
What I’ve learned from teaching science in prisons
The article was reprinted in the I newspaper and the Metro.
Media attention for Think Like A Scientist:
The Conversation – What I learnt from teaching prisoners to think like scientists
BBC Newcastle – 15th May 2019 (51 minutes in, and 1 hour 50 minutes in)
Durham University website – 15th May 2019
Durham University News – 15th May 2019
BBC Radio Tees – 15th May 2019
EGU Outreach Award – 8th April 2019
The Sun newspaper
Media attention for Nature Communications paper (Heron et al., 2016)
Our Nature Communication paper (June 2016) received global coverage, as shown below.
Hidden “Mantle Scars” Can Come To Life And Cause Earthquakes
The new map of the Earth’s plates that means textbooks really WILL have to be rewritten
With a direct link to the superb comments section.
Earthquakes may not happen the way we thought
Research suggests some major changes to geology textbooks
Earth’s Ancient, Hidden “Scars” Could Produce Earthquakes in Unlikely Locations
Deep geological scars influence modern earthquakes
University of Toronto Arts and Science Magazine:
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO-LED RESEARCH SUGGESTS SOME MAJOR CHANGES TO GEOLOGY TEXTBOOKS
Widespread coverage on social media in Japan for work regarding mantle lithosphere and plate tectonics.
Work has been covered in India, also.
Ancient deep geological events could influence present earthquakes: Study