I am a geomorphologist who is interested in the interactions between flow, form and process in fluvial and coastal systems. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in Earth surface processes and sedimentology at the University of Hull. Over the past four years I have worked on the NERC funded STELAR-S2S project. This research is seeking to understand the relative importance of climate and autogenic controls on the delivery and storage of sediment in the world’s mega-rivers. The project involves collaboration with the Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Illinois, as well as fellow project partners in the USA, Cambodia and Finland.
I undertook my PhD in Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton. My research looked into the effects of climate change and sea-level rise on the evolution of incised coastal channels. More specifically, it sought to understand the effects of future, anthropogenically induced, climate change on the evolution of a series of incised coastal channels along the SW Coast of the Isle of Wight (known locally as the Chines). This work was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Darby and Dr. Julian Leyland. The project was funded through the Environment Agency and the Isle of Wight Soft Cliffs and Chines Project. Details of the Soft Cliffs and Chines project can be found at www.iwchines.org.uk. I then started a post-doctoral position at Southampton working on the STELAR-S2S project. From December 2015 to August 2016 I was employed as a Lecturer in Geomorphology at the Univeristy of Southampton.
My other interests include understanding the interactions of coastal and terrestrial processes under scenarios of future climate change, and the morphodynamics of large rivers.