Dr Carlos Loureiro

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Biological and Environmental Sciences Cottrell Building Office 3V1A

Dr Carlos Loureiro

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About me

I am a coastal geomorphologist working in the impacts of extreme storm events, sea level rise and mesoscale coastal evolution. I have worked in Portugal, South Africa, UK and Ireland on a variety of research projects that normally include many hours on a beach and at sea collecting morphological, sedimentary, geophysical and hydrodynamic data that is used to understand process-response relationships in coastal and nearshore systems.


  • since 2019 Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of Stirling
  • since 2014 Honorary Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2016 - 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Ulster University and UKZN
  • 2013 - 2016 FCT Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Algarve, Ulster University and UKZN
  • 2008 - 2012 PhD Student, University of Algarve & Ulster University
  • 2004 - 2008 Research Assistant, University of Algarve


  • 2019 PgCert Higher Education Practice, Ulster University
  • 2012 PhD Marine and Earth Sciences, University of Algarve in collaboration with Ulster University (Geomorphology and morphodynamics of embayed beaches in contrasting environments)
  • 2007 PgDip Coastal and Marine Studies, University of Algarve
  • 2003 BSc in Physical Geography, University of Coimbra