Lara Mani

Lara Mani

Evaluation Team Leader (DCON)

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PhD Research Student - "3D Visualisation of Volcanic Hazards"

Supervisory Team: Paul Cole, Iain Stewart, Alison Stokes (Plymouth University)

Integrating traditional hazard communication methods with the use of video games technology to create 3D visualisations of potential future eruptive phenomena. The visualisations will combine educational information with video gaming elements using the concept of Serious Games.

Study Location: St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles


M1R Magmas et Volcans - Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2013)
Thesis entitled "Mapping of pyroclastic flow deposits relating to the 1800 eruption of Tutupaca, Peru, using remote sensing"

BSc (Hons) Geological Hazards - University of Portsmouth (2011)
Final year project entitled "Volcanic Hazard mapping for eruptive scenarios of Santorini, Greece" - recipient of the Peter Brett project prize.

Fieldwork Assistant - Conseil General, Clermont-Ferrand, France - UNESCO World Heritage Bid (2013)
Assistant Geo-Environmental Engineer - ACS Testing Ltd., Poole. (2011-2012)
Laboratory Technician - ACS Environmental Testing Ltd., Poole. (2010-2011)

Professional membership

  • Fellow of The Geological Society of London
  • Geologist's Association
  • Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG)