JR Rowland is an Earth scientist with research interests in geothermal energy and mineral resources, earthquakes and volcanoes. She is the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Science.

JR is a structural geologist passionate about tectonic-magmatic-hydrologic interactions, particularly in rift settings. This sort of research is relevant to resources and energy, to understanding geohazards, and to understanding fundamental tectonic processes. Over the last 20 years, she has taught across the Earth Sciences at the undergraduate level, with a focus at the postgraduate level on geothermal and mineral exploration and geohazards.