Academic History

Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK (2022-present)

Associate Professor of Glaciology, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK (2020-2022)

Lecturer in Physical Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK (2016-2020)

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

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

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


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

Awards and Funding

NERC-CONCYTEC (Newton Fund) UK-Peru collaborative project on “Integrated upstream and downstream thinking to mitigate the water security challenges of Peruvian glacier retreat”. £458,211, 2019-2022 (P.I.)

INTERACT Transnational Access, “Subglacial Hydrology Analysis using Repeat Drone Survey (SHARDS)”, €5400, (co-I.), 2022.

GCRF (internal competition) for “Nuestro Rio (our river): Local perspectives on water quality in the Rio Santa, Peru”. £55,526, 2020-2021 (co-I).

INTERACT Transnational Access, “The radioactive memory of high Arctic glaciers: Rad-ICE”, €21070, 2020-2022 (co-I.).

BBSRC, UKRI Public Engagement Research Grant to support the project “GlacierMap: mapping glacier change in the Peruvian Andes”. £20063, 2020 (P.I.)

RGS Environment and Sustainability Research Grant: £15,000 to support work on “Release of legacy fallout radionuclides from retreating glaciers: co-producing ‘risk maps’ with the Sami to inform adaptations to an emerging threat in Arctic Sweden”, 2018-2019 (co P.I.)

Seed project funding (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences): £5000 to support a workshop and sample analysis to assess the prevalence of fallout radionuclides across currently glaciated high latitude regions of the northern hemisphere, 2018-2019 (P.I.)

QRA Quaternary Research Fund: £1250 to support fieldwork on “Accumulation of historical anthropogenic pollutants in the supraglacial environment: a case study on SE Iceland”, 2018 (P.I.)

INTERACT Transnational Access: €2926 to support fieldwork in Sweden on “Glacier Recession as a Source of Environmental Pollutants”, 2017 (P.I.)

Carl Tryggers Stiftelse för Vetenskaplig Forskning: 295500 SEK postdoctoral research grant on “A combined geomorphological and modelling approach to reconstructing the deglaciation of the last Scandinavian Ice Sheet”, 2014-2015 (P.I.)

Bolin Climate Centre grant: 20000 SEK for collaborative ice sheet modelling work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA, 2013 (P.I.)

Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship: £17000 for research on “Meltwater-enhanced sliding of glaciers: A predictive model for routing of surface meltwater to the base of the Greenland Ice Sheet” within a one year placement at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 2010-2011 (P.I.)

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

Supervision (current)

2021-present: Enrique Gabriel Munoz Arcos, “Evaluating sediment residence time for improved management of legacy and contemporary river basin pollution”, University of Plymouth (PhD; co-supervisor).

2020-present: Jess Kitch, “Quantifying and predicting Andean sediment dynamic response to natural and anthropogenic changes at the basin scale”, University of Plymouth (PhD; Director of Studies).

2019-present: Dylan Beard, “Glaciers as secondary sources of anthropogenic pollutants: an emerging socio-environmental, challenge”, University of Plymouth (PhD; Director of Studies).

2019-present: Luis Ovando Fuentealba, “Validation of a hierarchical mixing model within a catchment sediment budget context”, University of Plymouth (PhD; co-supervisor).

Supervision (past)

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

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

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