Professional summary

Research Interests

My research to date has focussed on the morphological evolution of alluvial rivers and their floodplains. My PhD research applied the CAESAR-Lisflood landscape evolution model to simulate river channel changes over several hundred years to quantify the residence times of floodplain sediment under different environmental conditions. Although my research background to date is in fluvial geomorphology, I apply my data analysis skills in my current role to research areas across the soils and land-use remit at UKCEH, including soil organic carbon dynamics, soil erosion and catchment processes. I produce R scripts for automated, repeatable data analysis and apply spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS to complete geoprocessing tasks. I am currently working within the Catchment to Coast group and Soils & Land Use research area at Bangor on the following projects:

  • The Environment and Rural Affairs Monitoring & Modelling Programme (ERAMMP)
  • Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics (SOC-D) - part of the UK Status, Change and Projections of the Environment (UK-SCAPE)
  • Interreg North-West Europe FABulous Farmers

Brief CV

March 2020 - present: Research Associate | Environmental Data Analyst, UKCEH (Bangor).

January 2020 - March 2020: Research assistant (working on the UK Climate Resilience Programme's project: "Erosion Hazards in River Catchments: Making Critical Infrastructure More Climate Resilient") to Dr. James Cooper, University of Liverpool.

Responsibilities: Modelling threats from riverbank erosion to electricity pylon infrastructure along the River Mersey using a combination of CAESAR-Lisflood and river channel change analysis in ArcGIS.

March 2016 - December 2020: Demonstrator / teaching assistant, University of Liverpool.

Responsibilities: Assisted lecturing staff with the supervision / teaching of undergraduates and Master's students in field, laboratory and computer practical classes for modules on degree courses throughout the School of Environmental Sciences.

June 2016 - November 2017: Research assistant to Dr. Hugh Smith, University of Liverpool

Responsibilities: Preparing and analysing soil / fine sediment samples for various physical and chemical properties including particle size, elemental composition (XRF), magnetic susceptibility and organic carbon content.

Qualifications

PhD Environmental Sciences University of Liverpool (2020)

MSc Global Environmental Change University of Leicester (2015)

BSc (Hons) Geogrpahy Bangor University (2014)