Stephanie has focused on volcanic and magmatic activity throughout her career, first investigating Icelandic volcanoes using campaign GPS for her MSc (Wits, 2009); and then sills and dykes of the Karoo LIP using aeromagnetic and historic seismic data for her PhD (Wits, 2015).
Stephanie also has experience with investigating the 3D structure of economically important geological bodies. For her PhD she also created a 3D model of the Karoo Basin, which is the current focus of shale gas investigations. The model was constrained by potential field, seismic, borehole, petrophysical and teleseismic data. During her postdoc she also conducted investigations into the western and southern lobes of the Bushveld Complex using 2D and 3D seismic data and aeromagnetic data.
Stephanie’s current research focuses through CIMERA are gas deposits offshore the south coast of South Africa using 3D seismic data; as well as the deeper lithospheric structure of the Bushveld Complex using seismic and gravity data.
She is currently lecturing at the School of Geoscience at Wits University. Stephanie has been on the South African Geophysical Association committee since 2015 and the SAGA conference organising committee in 2017 and 2019.