My research interests are related to environmental change in coastal areas driven by natural and human-induced process and the implications to coastal management. In particular, I am interested in how climate change will affect the frequency and intensity of extreme events and the implications to coastal flooding and erosion hazards, risks and vulnerability.
My recent works concern the long-term sustainability of managed realignment and other adaptation alternatives to reduce flooding and erosion risk to people, property and the economy. I have worked closely with researchers and practitioners concerned with coastal management in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and across Europe. Currently, I am involved in projects focused on ecosystem-based management in coastal areas, marine cultural heritage in East Africa, and how beaches will respond to climate change in Brazil.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and I also volunteer as a member of the RGS Southern Region Committee.