Professor of Process Sedimentology and Associate Dean for Research (Science and Engineering), University of Hull

I am a Professor in Process Sedimentology at the University of Hull. I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2003 before moving to work on a NERC funded Post-Doctoral Research Assistant post in Earth Sciences at the University of Leeds. In 2005 I was awarded a NERC Research Fellowship, which allowed me to follow my own independent research programme for 5 years. Following the completion of my Fellowship term, I spent a year at the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois, USA, before returning to Leeds in 2010 to take up a Lectureship post in Earth System Science at the School of Earth and Environment. In 2011 I moved east down to the University of Hull, where I hold a Personal Chair as Professor in Process Sedimentology. I am actively researching in several areas related to fluvial, estuarine, coastal and deep marine sedimentology. My research focuses on the interaction between flows and mobile sediment, using a process based approach that combines fieldwork, laboratory experimentation and numerical modelling. A key theme of my research is to understand environmental controls on how sediments move across and shape the surface of Earth.


  • –present
    Prof. of Process Sedimentology and Associate Dean for Reserach (Science and Engineering), University of Hull
  • 2007–2011
    Visiting professor, University of Illinois
  • 2009–2011
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2004–2009
    Research fellow, UNivesrity of Leeds


  • 2003 
    University of Sheffield, PhD


Fellow of the Geological Society of London