Welcome! I’m Ailsa Naismith, and this is my personal blog. I am a volcanologist who has recently completed a PhD at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. I can usually be found either studying at the Wills Memorial Building (now from home), climbing something, or exploring the city. My thesis is called “Todo se oscureció: uniting remote sensing observations and human experiences to understand recent eruptive activity of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala”. You can read about my project here.

I use this blog to improve my writing skills, to communicate research in volcanology, and to connect with others working or wishing to work in science. I hope you enjoy reading the content as much as I enjoy writing it!

I update whenever I’d like to share, and hope there’s something to interest you here. Please get in touch if you’d like to talk – I welcome conversation!