I am an interdisciplinary geoscientist specialising in Quaternary geology and geomorphology. My research expertise lies in reconstructing landscape and environmental change, onshore and offshore, using geomorphological, geophysical and Quaternary dating methods.
I use a range of analytical tools and techniques to understand, quantify and predict rates of ice-sheet and sea-level change. I collaborate widely with international researchers including numerical modellers, oceanographers, planetary scientists, social scientists and equipment developers.
- since 2015: Lecturer in Physical Geography (University of Stirling)
- 2006-2015: Senior Scientist, British Geological Survey (BGS) / Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Edinburgh.
- 2001-2006: Quaternary Geologist, British Geological Survey (BGS) / Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
- 2001: PDRA, University of Sheffield, BRITICE project
- 1997-2001: PhD, University of Edinburgh, Geography (1997-2001).
- 1994-1997: BSc (Hons., First Class), University of Liverpool, Earth Sciences
Clough Memorial Award - Edinburgh Geological Society
Lewis Penny Medal - Quaternary Research Association
BES Learning & Teaching
Publicity & Open Day (undergraduate)
BSc Environmental Geography
Honorary Research Fellow
British Geological Survey
Scottish Blue Carbon Forum
(Marine Scotland / Scottish Government)
Geografiska Annaler: Series A (Physical Geography)
Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee
Earth Science Specialist
European Geoparks Network Coordination Committee (NW Scottish Highlands)
Fellow or Member
Royal Geographical Society;
Royal Scottish Geographical Society;
British Society for Geomorphology;
Quaternary Research Association;
Scottish Association for Geosciences, Environment & Society;
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland