Rosalind King

Associate Professor Rosalind King

Associate Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.

I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.

My previous work at the Australian School of Petroleum has been on two ARC funded projects. The first project I worked on during 2005-2008 "Present-day Stress and Neotectonics of an Active Collisional Margin - NW Borneo". The project integrated petroleum geomechanics and structural geology to understand the evolution of the NW Borneo active margin as well as the significant petroleum systems; in the Baram Delta and offshore from Sarawak and Sabah. The second project I worked on during 2008-2010 "Present-day Stress and Tectonics of Delta to Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt Systems (DDFTBs)". Petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and analogue and numerical modelling were employed in this project to understand the concept of critical-taper wedge theory in DDFTBs, including the geometry and mechanics of evolution of these systems. We studied a number of delta systems worldwide; including the Baram, Gulf of Mexico, Mahakam, Niger and Nile delta systems, as well as the White Pointer and Hammerhead deltas in the Ceduna Basin. My other research interests include:

Fold Mechanics; Control of Detachment Type/Lithology/Thickness on Structural Style; Deformation Styles in Fold-Thrust Belts; Salt Tectonics; Source to Sink, and; Structurally controlled Sedimentation, Present-day Stress, Fault and Fracture Evolution, Deformation Bands, Fluid Flow in the Subsurface.

My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.

I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.

My previous work at the Australian School of Petroleum has been on two ARC funded projects. The first project I worked on during 2005-2008 "Present-day Stress and Neotectonics of an Active Collisional Margin - NW Borneo". The project integrated petroleum geomechanics and structural geology to understand the evolution of the NW Borneo active margin as well as the significant petroleum systems; in the Baram Delta and offshore from Sarawak and Sabah. The second project I worked on during 2008-2010 "Present-day Stress and Tectonics of Delta to Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belt Systems (DDFTBs)". Petroleum geomechanics, structural geology and analogue and numerical modelling were employed in this project to understand the concept of critical-taper wedge theory in DDFTBs, including the geometry and mechanics of evolution of these systems. We studied a number of delta systems worldwide; including the Baram, Gulf of Mexico, Mahakam, Niger and Nile delta systems, as well as the White Pointer and Hammerhead deltas in the Ceduna Basin. My other research interests include:

Fold Mechanics; Control of Detachment Type/Lithology/Thickness on Structural Style; Deformation Styles in Fold-Thrust Belts; Salt Tectonics; Source to Sink, and; Structurally controlled Sedimentation, Present-day Stress, Fault and Fracture Evolution, Deformation Bands, Fluid Flow in the Subsurface.

    Expand
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2012 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2001 - 2006 University of Liverpool United Kingdom PhD Science
    1998 - 2001 University of Liverpool United Kingdom BSc (Hons) Geology
    Expand
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Post-breakup Evolution of the Ceduna Sub-basin and Understanding of Processes that Occur on Rifted Continental Margins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Monica Jimenez Lloreda
    2018 Principal Supervisor Fluid Assistend Metamorphism at ultra-high pressures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kamini Bhowany
    2017 Co-Supervisor Improving the Accuracy of Geomechanical Predictions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Mark Musolino
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Neotectonic faults of the Paralana Escarpment and their influence on uranium-bearing fluid flow Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jonathan David Donauer Berthiaume
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Analysing Ancient Focused Fluid Flow Systems in Offshore Sedimentary Basins of Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tayallen Velayatham
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Characterising the structural, petrophysical, and geochemical properties of inverted fault zones Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Natalie Debenham
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Structural Evolution of Deformation Bands Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Drew Christopher Lubiniecki
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Tectonic evolution and palaeogeography of Thailand Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Romana Elysium Carthew Dew
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Normal fault growth analysis using 3D seismic datasets located along Australia’s southern margin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Alexander George Robson
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Tectonic Evolution of Khao Khwang Fold-Thrust Belt, Central Thailand: new Insights into the Permian and Triassic Evolution of the Indosinian Orogeny in SE Asia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Francesco Arboit
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Compressional Deformation and Exhumation in Sedimentary Basins at 'Passive' Continental Margins, with implications for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Tassone
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Constraints on the timing and physical conditions of shale detachment faulting using natural examples Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rowan Lawrence Hansberry
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Structural Permeability in Australian Sedimentary Basins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Adam Henry Edward Bailey
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Present-Day Crustal Stress Pattern across Spatial Scales: Analysis and Interpretation from Plate-Wide to Local Scales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mojtaba Rajabi
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Origin and Structure of the Ceduna Delta System, Offshore South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Justin MacDonald
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135844
  • Email: rosalind.king@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4347
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson Laboratories, floor G
  • Room: G 38a
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

Connect With Me
External Profiles