CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits

Jocelyn McPhie

Jocelyn McPhie

Professor Jocelyn McPhie

Adjunct Professor

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Geology/Geography
Room Reference 301
Telephone +61 3 6226 2892
Fax +61 3 6226 2547

Teaching Responsibilities

Career Summary

Professor Jocelyn McPhie is an Adjunct Professor in the Discipline of Earth Sciences within the School of Physical Sciences, UTAS. At the end of 2014 Jocelyn stepped down from the position of Head of Discipline - Earth Sciences and Graduate Research Coordinator for Earth Sciences &CODES.  

She received her undergraduate and Honours degree from Macquarie University, Sydney (1979), and PhD from the University of New England (1986). She then held a Fulbright Postdoctoral position at the University of Hawaii and University of Texas, USA, followed by a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship at the Bureau of Mineral Resources (now Geoscience Australia). She joined CODES at UTAS in 1990, and was awarded an Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship to study in Germany 1992-1993. She leads CODES' volcanology research and teaches volcanology and general geology in Earth Sciences degree program. Jocelyn has also presented numerous professional short courses on volcanology to industry and other geoscience groups worldwide. She is senior author of Volcanic Textures, a book published by CODES and used worldwide by students and geologists working in both modern and ancient volcanic successions. She is a past vice-president of the International Association for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, and an editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Research Activity

Jocelyn has made a major contribution to physical volcanology through her research into submarine volcanic successions and textures in volcanic rocks. She also has wide experience in the volcanology of subaerial volcanic successions, including felsic successions composed of unusually voluminous lavas. Her applied research focuses on the volcanic setting and timing of ore deposits in volcanic successions, and on identifying links between volcanic and hydrothermal processes.

2012 PhD Supervision


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