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Dr Sophie Williams

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Lecturer in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography+44 (0) 191 33 41970


  • 2023- Present: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University
  • 2022 – 2022: Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, Durham University
  • 2017 – 2021: PhD, Environmental Geography, University of York
  • 2016 – 2017: MSc Palaeobiology, Earth Science, University of Bristol
  • 2013 – 2016: BSc (Hons) Physical Geography, Geography, University of Leeds 
Research Groups

Sea Level, Ice and Climate

Research Interests

My research interests primarily lie in reconstructing sea-level changes over the Late Quaternary period, with a particular focus on Common Era sea-level change in the Southern Hemisphere. I have expertise in generating high-resolution sea-level reconstructions using microfossils and quantitative methods to assess the magnitudes, rates and drivers of sea-level change. 

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: Invited Chair at the World Climate Research Programme Conference:

Supervision students