Dr Tom Merry

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a seismology postdoc working with Dr Caroline Eakin on seismic anisotropy in the upper mantle.


Positions Held: 

  • 2023 - Present: Postdoctoral Fellow at RSES, ANU


  • 2018 - 2022: PhD in Seismology, Imperial College London
  • 2013 - 2017: MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Research interests

My research examines the deformation of the upper mantle, whether that is through past or present plate tectonics or convection within the asthenosphere, and how we can image that through seismic anisotropy. I also study earthquakes and the tectonic processes which cause them.


Google scholar profile

ORCiD: 0000-0003-0768-7776


Merry, T. A. J., I. D. Bastow, R. Kounoudis, C. S. Ogden, R. E. Bell, and L. Jones (2021), The influence of the North Anatolian Fault and a fragmenting slab architecture on upper mantle seismic anisotropy in the eastern Mediterranean, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2021GC009896, doi:10.1029/2021GC009896.