Susan Webb is an associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, specializing in research on the interpretation and modelling of gravity and magnetic data. She received (1) her BSc in Geophysics from Binghamton, USA; MSc in Geophysics from Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada; and PhD in Geophysics from Wits University.
Sue also runs the highly successful AfricaArray international geophysics field school held annually as part of the Wits Honours geophysics program. In 2005 she was jointly awarded the Jubilee medal from the GSSA for the best paper in the South African Journal of Geology. In 2007 she was elected as a Fellow of the GSSA and has been honoured by SAGA with the “Meritorious Service” award. She was a founding committee member for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) initiative “Geoscientists without Borders” and served as SEG second vice president in 2010-2011.
Her current research projects involve further analysis of a variety of borehole datasets, continued investigations into Bushveld Complex, geophysics applied to ground water challenges in Africa, and the three dimensional modelling of potential field data in southern Africa. She has served on the board of directors of SEG Global Inc. and has been elected to the board of directors of AGU as the International Secretary for 2013-2015.