My research is primarily focused on the thermal and structural evolution of the West Greenland and Eastern Canadian margins. Particular areas of interest include; quantifying the thermal influence of intrusive magmatism, constraining the uplift history using seismic reflection data and considering mantle dynamics during continental breakup.
I have presented work at numerous conferences, both domestic and international, winning several awards including:
- 1st place in the student poster award at the Conjugate Margins Conference 2014, St.Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, 2014. http://www.conjugatemargins.org/student-awards/
- 2nd place in the oral presentation award at the Petroleum Geoscience Research Collaboration Showcase, PETEX, London, UK. http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/expired/Petroleum-Research-Collaboration-Showcase
An outline of my PhD project can be found at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/earth.sciences/postgraduate/McCaffrey_Shell.pdf
The Jan Mayen Microplate Complex and the Wilson Cycle
in Tectonic Evolution: 50 Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept: Geological Society of London, Special Publications (2018)
Evolution of Labrador Sea–Baffin Bay: Plate or Plume Processes?
Interactive comment on “Oblique reactivation of lithosphere-scale lineaments controls rift physiography – The upper crustal expression of the Sorgenfrei-Tornquist Zone, offshore southern Norway” by Thomas B. Phillips et al.
Soild Earth Discussions (2017) (September) 1-42
The role of pre-existing structures during rifting , continental breakup and transform system development, offshore West Greenland