Professor Barry Parsons

barry parsons

MA PhD Camb, MA Oxf

Professor Barry Parsons


Emeritus Fellow

Emeritus Professor of Geodesy and Geophysics



The work of Barry Parsons (Professor of Geodesy and Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford) has centred upon the applications of geodesy and geodynamics to understanding the thermal and mechanical behaviour of the earth, earthquakes and tectonics. Over the course of his career, Barry has been behind scientific advances in at least three areas: marine geophysics, mantle convection and continental tectonics, and his observations, physical models, and insights have been used by researchers all over the world.