I am an Associate Professor in Water Research, with a general interest in earth surface forms and processes, applied to a range of environments. Over the last few decades I have developed an expertise in high resolution field surveys of complex topographies and methods of parameterising these to quantify fluxes and better understand surface processes. I apply this to a variety of environmental settings both in the UK and overseas, including:
- The effect of hydrological processes and flooding in major African river systems on malaria transmission at both the catchment and continental scale.
- Better understanding the operation and benefits of Natural Flood Management techniques (from Large Woody Dams to peatland restoration) and consequences of other events (e.g. gravel mining, UK peatland wildfires) for water and sediment transport.
- Producing better estimates of glacier ice surface melt by understanding and quantifying near-surface heat fluxes and surveying melt rates morphometrically.