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Employment & Qualifications

2019 -      : Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Queen's University Belfast

2014-2019: Lecturer in Physical Geography, Queen's University Belfast

2012-2014: Lecturer in Geography & Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

2008-2012: Ph.D. Climate Impacts Modelling, Queen's University Belfast

2007-2008: M.Sc. Climate Change, University of East Anglia

2004-2007: B.Sc. Geography, Queen's University Belfast


Research Interests

Regional Climate Scenario Development; Climate Impacts; Soil Erosion & Muddy Flooding; Resilience of Environmental Management Strategies to Climate Change


Research Statement

My research focuses on the development of regional and site-specific future climate change scenarios using statistical downscaling techniques, and their application to a wide range of environmental and socio-economic impact sectors.

My specialist impact sector is soil erosion and muddy flooding from agricultural land, with primary concern for changes in the off-site transport of sediment and nutrients into the neighbouring natural and built environment.

More recently I have begun applying climate change scenarios to a range of new impact sectors, with current projects examining future climate threats to natural systems and northern infrastructure in arctic and sub-arctic regions.



Recent Funded Projects 

•2017-2018: £60,000 from NI Department for the Economy (Co-I)

  • Climate Change and Hidden Heritage: Lessons from Majuli (with Dr Satish Kumar, QUB; and others)

•2014: $23,000 CAD from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (Co-I)

  • Climate change and the viability of the world’s longest heavy haul ice road (with Graeme Swindles, Leeds; Tim Patterson, Carleton; and others)

• 2012-2013: £2,600 from British Society for Geomorphology (PI)

  • Climate change and muddy flooding in Flanders, Belgium (with Karel Vandaele, Samenwerking Land en Water; John Boardman and Dave Favis-Mortlock, Oxford)



GGY2062 Managing Environmental Issues (Belgium) - Module Coordinator

GGY3073 Climate Change - Module coordinator

GGY1009 Physical Geography: Earth, Wind and Water

GGY2055 Geographical Research Skills

GGY3081 Dissertation


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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