Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My research investigates whether the terrestrial sedimentary record can be used as a reliable archive of past climate and tectonics. At present, we still lack understanding of how transient surface processes relate to long-term sediment storage and the complete manner to which landscapes respond to different climate and tectonic regimes. To answer this, my work will utilise empirical field data from active stream-flow-dominated alluvial fans in consort with numerical modelling of alluvial fan evolution. Through use of empirical data, this research will improve our existing models of alluvial fan evolution and allow us to better understand landscape response to climate change. As a secondary research interest, I am also keen to test novel field techniques with the aim to collect high quality geomorphic data at low cost, such as improved image processing software to quantify grain size at outcrop

Supervisor: Dr. Alex Whittaker (Imperial College London)

Second Supervisor: Dr. John Armitage (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)