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Educational Background

  • 2017 - Ph.D. in Geological Sciences - University of Southern California
  • 2010 - M.Sci. in Geology and Geophysics - Imperial College London


Research Interests

  • Tectonics
  • Structural geology
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Microstructural analysis
  • Geochronology


Past Projects






Previous selected publications


Williams, J.R., and Platt, J.P., 2018. A new structural and kinematic framework for the Alborán Domain (Betic-Rif arc, western Mediterranean orogenic system). Journal of the Geological Society of London,


Williams, J.R., and Platt, J.P., 2017. Superposed and refolded metamorphic isograds and superposed directions of shear during late orogenic extension in the Alborán Domain, southern Spain: Tectonics, v. 36, p. 756–786,


Muxworthy, A.R., Williams, J.R., and Heslop, D., 2015. Testing the use of viscous remanent magnetisation to date flood events: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 3.


Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., Johanesen, K., and Williams, J.R., 2013. The Betic-Rif arc and its orogenic hinterland: a review: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 41, p. 313–357.


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