University of Aberdeen
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Current Position Lecturer in Geophysics
Previous Position Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Using seismic imaging techniques to develop models of the Earth in a variety of tectonic settings
  • Using passive seismic data to understand environmental processes
  • Joint inversion of multiple types geophysical data
  • Application of Machine Learning to Geophysical problems
  • Development of seismicity catalogues from local earthquake data

Recent Key Papers

  • Pilia, S., Rawlinson, N., Gilligan, A., and Tongkul, F., (2019) Deciphering the fate of plunging tectonic plates in Borneo, Eos, 100, doi:10.1029/2019EO123475
  • Ogden, C.S., Bastow, I.D., Gilligan, A., and Rondenay, S., (2019) A Reappraisal of the H-κ Stacking Technique: Implications for Global Crustal Structure, Geophysical Journal International, 219, 1491-1513
  • Gilligan, A. and Priestley, K.F., (2018) Lateral variations in the crustal structure of the Indo-Eurasian collision zone, Geophysical Journal International,  214, 975–989