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I am a researcher at Northumbria University in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. I have an interest in understanding the physical processes in the ocean, and how they interact with different elements of the earth system. In particular, I research the processes surrounding the ice in the polar oceans, investigating the interactions between ice shelves ice and buoyant meltwater plumes in the laboratory (and laboratory scale numerical modelling). Previously I studied for a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography, an MSc in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University, and PhD in Applied Mathematics at Newcastle University. I maintain an interest in multidisciplinary applications of physical oceanography, and how these interact with the fluid dynamics.

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding how the cryosphere and oceans interact in a variety of scales, primarily by using laboratory experiments and numerical models at the laboratory scale (direct numerical simulations). My PhD Project, investigated how oceanic internal solitary waves (which are waves travel along density interfaces within the water column, and act in a “solitary” manner) interacts with sea ice. This research is primarily laboratory based, using a 7m long flume tank in our laboratory, along with numerical simulations. I am currently working on a project to replicate the buoyant plume produced by melting beneath floating ice shelves in the laboratory 

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 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science and other Physical Science, MSc, Physical Oceanography, Bangor University

Sept 2018Sept 2019

Award Date: 1 Dec 2019

Marine Biology, BSc (Hons), Marine Biology and Oceanography, Bangor University

Sept 2015Jun 2018

Award Date: 1 Jun 2018

Applied Mathematics, PhD, Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Boundary Effects on Internal Solitary Waves, Newcastle University

23 Sept 201923 Sept 2023


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