My primary research interests lie in the fields of sedimentology and geomorphology but I also have interests throughout the environmental and earth sciences. I am particularly interested in fluvial geomorphology and the movement of sediments within these environments, in addition to using technology in new ways to produce novel data.
I obtained my MSci in Environmental Earth Science with First Class honours from the University of East Anglia in 2018. This degree gave me the ability to study and investigate a variety of environmental science topics, with a main focus on the earth sciences.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My current research aims are to investigate the fluvial bedload transport of cobbles and their interaction with large wood in a mountain river in Colorado through a large scale geomorphological tracer experiment. I will be using the novel approach of applying both passive and active integrative transponders for tracking individual grains and wood. The impact of large wood on bed-particle rest intervals and travel distances of cobbles will be explored in an environment which is experiencing anomalously high wood loading due to the infestation of the mountain pine beetle. Additionally, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be used to survey and assess changes in wood loading to the stream, channel geomorphology and structural controls on particle movement.