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Professor of Physical Geography, University of Brighton

David Nash is Professor of Physical Geography in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Brighton. He has over 30 years' research experience, with interests in geomorphology and Holocene to recent environmental change, mainly in dryland regions of the world.

Professor Nash has authored more than 100 publications, including two edited books, Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) with Sue McLaren (University of Leicester), and Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) with Sarah Metcalfe (University of Nottingham).

His research has been funded by The Leverhulme Trust, Natural Environment Research Council, British Academy, British Society for Geomorphology and The Gilchrist Educational Trust (amongst others). He has successfully supervised ten Doctorate (PhD) research degrees and is currently supervising a further two PhD candidates.

Professor Nash holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was presented with the Gordon Warwick Award in 2003 by the British Geomorphological Research Group (now the British Society for Geomorphology) for "excellence in geomorphological research as recorded in a named publication or set of publications".


  • –present
    Professor of Physical Geography, University of Brighton


  • 1992 
    University of Sheffield, PhD / Physical Geography and Environmental Change