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Lecturer in Coastal Processes, Cardiff University

Claire's research focuses on the influence of nearshore hydrodynamics and beach morphology on coastal cliff erosion. Using a variety of in situ and remotely sensed data, she aims to understand nearshore processes on a range of spatial and temporal scales. More specifically, her recent research has involved monitoring harder rock coastal cliff-top ground motions and erosion under extreme wave conditions.

Claire teaches modules on global oceans, the geomorphology of catchments and coasts and coastal science and policy. She has been Lecturer in Coastal Processes at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University since January 2017. Before that, Claire was a postdoctoral researcher at Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzane, France (2015 - 2017), a coastal processes research assistant, demonstrator and teaching assistant at Plymouth University (2012 - 2015).

Claire completed her PhD at the School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (2011 - 2015), where she also earned her MSc and BSc. Before that, she was a coastal scientist at Royal Haskoning, Peterborough (2008 - 2010).


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    Lecturer in Coastal Processes, Cardiff University