Prof Peter Styles has taught environmental and engineering geophysics for 35 years and he currently heads the Applied and Environmental Geophysics group at Keele University. His research is focused principally on renewable energy and environmental problems, including seismology.
Professor Styles read Physics at Wadham College, Oxford and holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is an expert on shale gas exploration in the UK and was one of the authors of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Preese Hall ‘review & recommendations for induced seismic mitigation’ which proved earth tremors in Blackpool were caused by hydraulic fracturing. He has also appeared on BBC News in April 2012 to talk about earthquakes associated with hydraulic fracturing. Professor Styles brings a wealth of research expertise and critical insight to the Shale Gas Europe Expert Advisory Panel.
He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is regularly invited to speak at high-profile conferences on shale gas.