• 692 Citations
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20082020

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Biography

Matthew is a Reader in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards and has focused his research career to date on the monitoring of GeoHazards (mainly volcanoes and earthquakes) by remote sensing, using infrared sensors that can be found on NASA/ESA satellites. He has worked more generally on geographical research involving the use of computing, programming, GIS and modelling and has also begun to focus on the humitarian side of natural hazards - in terms of risk assessment and disaster management. Matthew has regularly contributed to the broadcast and written media on the themes above.

Matthew completed his PhD at King’s College, London, where he utilised his computing and geographic skills in the remote sensing of earthquakes and volcanoes. Following this, he completed a post-doctoral position, also at King’s College London, where he worked on a project comparing urban energy balance models. During his time at King’s College, Matthew was a tutor and lecturer both there and at the London School of Economics. Matthew started a lectureship at Coventry University in 2010 and since joining, has maintained his research interests and has had the opportunity to be a visiting researcher at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (where he remains as Associate Faculty), the University of Hawaii, Manoa, the China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou; he has also been a visiting lecturer at Sichuan University, Chengdu.

Outside of his research, Matthew has led many modules (both undergraduate and postgraduate) on themes ranging from natural hazards and their management, to more generic themes of general physical geography/geology and research skills. 

Research Interests

Natural hazards; Natural disasters; Environmental change management; Remote sensing; Volcanoes; Earthquakes

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Remote Sensing, Doctorate, King's College London

Geography, Degree, Queen Mary University of London

Information Technology, MSc, Queen Mary University of London

External positions

Lecturer (Summer Immersion Programme), Sichuan University

2017 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hawaii

Aug 2016

Visiting Scholar, China University of Mining and Technology

Mar 2013

Applied Research Fellow + Affiliate Faculty Member, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Jun 2012 → …

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Research Output

Holocene coastal change at Luce Bay, South West Scotland

Smith, D., Tipping, R., Jordan, J. & Blackett, M., 1 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 35, 6, p. 743-759 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Modelling the Role of SuDS Management Trains in Minimising Flood Risk, Using MicroDrainage

    Lashford, C., Charlesworth, S., Warwick, F. & Blackett, M., 13 Sep 2020, In : Water. 12, 9, 13 p., 2559.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The potential of satellite remote sensing for monitoring the onset of volcanic activity on Taipei’s doorstep

    Chan, H-P., Chang, C-P., Lin, T-H., Blackett, M., Kuo-Chen, H. & Tien-Shun Lin, A., 2020, In : International Journal of Remote Sensing. 41, 4, p. 1372-1388 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Application of thermal remote sensing to the observation of natural hazards

    Blackett, M., 21 Mar 2018, Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Landslides. Singh, R. & Bartless, D. (eds.). CRC Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Higher Education Academy Conference

    Yung-Fang Chen (Speaker), Matthew Blackett (Speaker)
    1 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Volcanic Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Well-being and Culture Workshop

    Matthew Blackett (Organiser)
    15 Feb 201619 Feb 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    International Conference of Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing

    Matthew Blackett (Speaker)
    17 Oct 201619 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    EGU General Assembly

    Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker), Matthew Blackett (Speaker)
    2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    China University of Mining and Technology Conference

    Matthew Blackett (Speaker)
    1 Apr 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Grounded aircraft could make weather forecasts less reliable

    Matthew Blackett

    13/05/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Sky News (TV). Subject: Australian Bush Fires

    Matthew Blackett

    23/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Sky News (TV): White Island Volcanic Eruption

    Matthew Blackett

    9/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Can one earthquake cause a cascade of more?

    Matthew Blackett

    2/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC Coventry and Warks Radio: comment on the new IPCC report

    Matthew Blackett

    8/10/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Thesis

    The development and validation of an integrated framework to predicate the influence of climate change on the efficacy of growing biofuels

    Author: Olasogba, S., Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Duckers, L. (Supervisor), Garner, W. (Supervisor) & Blackett, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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