Dr Katie Preece

Senior Lecturer, Geography

Email address

Kitchen - 248A
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Katie Preece is a Lecturer in Geology at Swansea University. Her research is centred on volcanology and volcanic hazards.

Katie completed a 4-year Undergraduate Masters degree in Geology with Biology at Keele University, and a Masters in Volcanology at the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clemont-Ferrend (France). In 2014 she obtained a PhD at the University of East Anglia, which integrated field and petrological data to understand the driving forces behind transitions in recent eruptive style at Merapi volcano, Indonesia. She then undertook postdoctoral research positions at the University of East Anglia and SUERC (University of Glasgow).

Katie joined Swansea University as a Lecturer in January 2019.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Magmatic and volcanic processes
  • Volcanic hazards
  • Geochronology
  • Geochemistry

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Katie teaches on a range of Undergraduate modules related to earth science and geology. She teaches modules on natural hazards, introductory geology, field skills for earth scientists, sedimentology, and she enjoys supervising Undergraduate and Masters dissertations.

Katie is currently working towards obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert tHE).