Academic History

Lecturer in Physical Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University (2016-present)

Visiting Research Fellow, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University (2015-2016)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University (2012-2016)

Visiting Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (2010-2011)



Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), University of Plymouth, 2017

PhD, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK (2008-2012) “Quantitative controls on the routing of supraglacial meltwater to the bed of glaciers and ice sheets”

1st class BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science, University of Dundee, UK (2004-2008). Dissertation: “A comparison of measured and modelled ablation for ice cliffs of varying orientation, Miage Glacier, Monte Bianco, Italian Alps”


Current teaching

PLG503/GEES519 – Environmental knowledge: from field to stakeholder (module leader)

GGX1200 – Geography Matters
GGX1201 – Introducing Geography 1: Society and Environment
GGX1202 – Practising Geography 1
GGX1203 – Introducing Geography 2: Changing Places
GGX1204 – Practising Geography 2

GGX2200 – Fieldwork in Geography
GGX2201 – Principles and Applications of Geography 1
GGX2202 – Principles and Applications of Geography 2
GGP2204 – Cold Environments (module leader)

GGX3200 – Dissertation in Geography
GGX3201 – Advanced Fieldwork in Geography
GGX3203 – Work Based Learning in Geography
GEOL3002 – Earth Science Independent Research Project and Professional Skills



Caroline Coch, “Pathways and transit time of meltwater in the englacial drainage system of Rabots Glacier, Kebnekaise, Sweden”, Stockholm University (Master’s, completed May 2014)

Ane LaBianca, “Spreading of petroleum products spilled in a glacier environment at Kebnekaise, Northern Sweden”, Stockholm University (Master’s, completed June 2014)


Awards and Funding

INTERACT Transnational Access funding of €2,926 to support fieldwork on project: “Glacier Recession as a Source of Environmental Pollutants”, 2017

Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning, postdoctoral stipend of 295500 SEK, 2014

Bolin Climate Centre travel grant of 20000 SEK for collaborative work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 2013

Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship of £17000 for 12 months of research at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2010-2011)

AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award 2010, for “Modelling meltwater delivery to the ice-bed interface through full thickness fractures on outlet glaciers of the western Greenland Ice Sheet”

Royal Scottish Geographical Society University Medal 2008


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