Associate Professor Susan J. Webb

Susan Webb received her BSc in Geophysics from Binghamton, USA and her MSc in Geophysics from Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, specializing in research on the interpretation and modelling of gravity and magnetic data. Her PhD, which was awarded from Wits University, presented a combined interpretation of seismic and gravity data of the Kaapvaal Craton using results from the international Kaapvaal Project. Sue also runs the highly successful AfricaArray international geophysics field school held annually as part of the Wits Honours geophysics program. In 2005 she was jointly awarded the Jubilee medal from the GSSA for the best paper in the South African Journal of Geology. In 2007 she was elected as a Fellow of the GSSA and has been honoured by SAGA with the “Meritorious Service” award.  She was a founding committee member for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) initiative “Geoscientists without Borders” and served as SEG second vice president in 2010-2011. Her current research projects involve further analysis of a variety of borehole datasets, continued investigations into Bushveld Complex, geophysics applied to ground water challenges in Africa, and the three dimensional modelling of potential field data in southern Africa. She is currently serving on the board of directors of SEG Global Inc. and has been elected to the board of directors of AGU as the International Secretary for 2013-2015.