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Professor in the Department of Geography+44 (0) 191 33 41932


I am a Professor in the Geography Department. My research is focused upon reconstructing Holocene and recent sea-level changes using microfossil-based reconstruction methods, in order to answer questions of ice sheet history, crustal response to surface loading and predictions of future sea-level change in vulnerable coastal areas. I’m currently involved in research looking at sea-level changes over the last millennia in Greenland and what they can tell us about the changing mass-balance history of the Greenland Ice Sheet over the recent past and over longer timescales. I also work on sea-level records from key locations far from the centres of former glaciation (e.g. Indian Ocean, Australia, South Africa) which provide information on the long-term melting histories of the large ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. My particular area of expertise is the development and application of sediment and microfossil-based methodologies in reconstructing sea-level change. My research aims to enhance accuracy and precision of sea-level reconstructions and to allow development of sea-level records from historically poorly studied locations such as low and high latitudes.


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