We examine many aspects of plate tectonics, including continental collisions and mountain building, magma generation and ocean formation.

Our work is global but particularly concentrated along ancient and modern plate boundaries.

We have extensive experience in the ancient Tethyan Ocean from the Mediterranean through the Himalaya and Tibet to New Caledonia, New Zealand and eastern Australia.

We also undertake research elsewhere across Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Our research spans geological time and scales, from the initiation of plate tectonics through mountain building, uplift and erosion to processes actively shaping modern landscapes.

Our detailed field investigations constrain quantitative investigations and modelling.