Tim Middleton holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from Oxford University. He has spent the last four years researching continental tectonics and earthquake hazard at the margins of the Ordos Plateau, in northern China. Prior to this he completed his Master’s degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Tim has previously taught at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, as well as tutoring undergraduates in the Earth Sciences Department on various aspects of geophysics and tectonics. For the last two years he has also delivered workshops on earthquakes in schools across the country.