Professor Richard T Walker

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences


Professor Richard T Walker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University.

His research combines remote sensing, detailed field investigation, earthquake studies, and Quaternary dating methods to quantify the distribution, rates, and evolution of active faulting within deforming parts of the continents.

Professor Walker's approach is to combine the use of remote-sensing data with field-based observations for identifying and studying active faults. He has extensive experience of working in actively deforming areas (e.g. China, the Tien Shan, Iran, Mongolia) and has investigated Earth deformation ranging in scale from individual earthquakes through to the evolution of entire mountain ranges.


  • Earthquakes
  • Geoscience of earthquakes and active faults
  • Background information on earthquakes and active faults