The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Jazmin Scarlett

Teaching Fellow: Physical Geography


I am a Teaching Fellow in Physical Geography and also a researcher in Historical and Social Volcanology. I am also heavily involved in science communication and public engagement across the country. 

Social media and blog

Twitter: @scarlett_jazmin


Academic background

2014-2019: PhD in Earth Science, University of Hull

2013-2014: MSc Volcanology and Geological Hazards, Lancaster University

2009-2013: BSc (Hons) Geography and Natural Hazards with Professional Training, Coventry University

Professional memberships

  • Royal Geographical Society with IBG
  • International Association for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) 
  • Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG)
  • Mineralogical Society
  • Geologists' Association


I am involved in the teaching and assessment of the following modules within the Geography Department:

  • GEO1005 Environmental Issues
  • GEO1019 Physical Geography Fieldtrip
  • GEO1020 Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEO1096 Geography Study Skills
  • GEO2127 Doing Physical Geography
  • GEO2228 Biogeography
  • GEO3155 Geographies of Risk

I am also a pastoral tutor for stage 1, 2 and 3 students, providing practical support and advice relating. I am further involved in outreach for: Bitesize Uni, Uni Survival Guide and Geog Day for Schools.


I am an interdisciplinary volcanologist, specialising in historical and social approaches in volcanology. My research has focused on volcanoes in the Caribbean and Europe, specifically investigating volcanic risk perceptions, coexistence and adaptation and the role of cultural heritage and geoheritage of volcanoes in education and research. 

Wider research interests include the interrelationships between societal development and natural hazard interactions (vulnerability, risk and resilience dynamics in particular), disaster risk reduction, disaster management pedagogy, hazard analysis, and the use of videogames and scenario exercises in teaching and science communication.


Principle researcher, Newcastle University: "The mental health impacts of communicating hazard and risk"

PhD in Earth Science, University of Hull: "Co-existing with volcanoes: the relationships between La Soufriere and the society of St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles"

Visiting Researcher, Aarhus University, Denmark: "The Dark Geocultural Heritage of Volcanoes"

MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards, Lancaster University: "Volcanic risk perceptions of La Soufriere, St. Vincent, East Caribbean"


Scarlett J.P. and Riede F. (2019) The Dark Geocultural Heritage of Volcanoes: Combining Cultural and Geoheritage Perspectives for Mutual Benefit. Journal of Geoheritage. DOI:

Scarlett J.P. and Williams R. (In prep.) "Like a cataract of rain": The use of archives to reconstruct the 1812 eruption of La Soufriere, St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.