Some of my work has featured on various news sites and blogs, as well as on twitter.

Public Lectures

In 2018, I will be giving two public lectures at the Geological Society in London (UK) on The Future of Plate Tectonics. Information about the talks, as well as ticket information, can be found here. The full public lecture schedule for the Geological Society is also available.

Writing for The Conversation

I wrote a piece discussing 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


The Conversation
The Conversation – July 2016


This Conversation article was also re-published by the following websites:

Science Rocks My World

I F*cking Love Science

San Francisco Gate News 

The piece was also directly translated into Spanish – without the use of a translator. Philip Heron becomes Felipe Garza as a result.


Media attention for Nature Communications paper (Heron et al., 2016)

Our Nature Communication paper (June 2016) received global coverage, as shown below.

IFL Science:

Hidden “Mantle Scars” Can Come To Life And Cause Earthquakes

IFL Science

Daily Mail: 

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.

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I News:

Earthquakes may not happen the way we thought

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Research suggests some major changes to geology textbooks

Science Explorer:

Earth’s Ancient, Hidden “Scars” Could Produce Earthquakes in Unlikely Locations

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Deep geological scars influence modern earthquakes

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University of Toronto Arts and Science Magazine:


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Twitter (Japan):

Widespread coverage on social media in Japan for work regarding mantle lithosphere and plate tectonics.

Twitter 2016

Zee News:

Work has been covered in India, also.

Ancient deep geological events could influence present earthquakes: Study

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