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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)



GGY2057 International Fieldwork (Belgium) - Module Coordinator

GGY3073 Climate Change: Science, Scenarios and Impacts - Module coordinator

GGY1009 Processes and Principles of Physical Geography

GGY2058 Global Environmental Change

GGY2055 Geographical Research Skills

GGY3081 Dissertation



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