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Lecturer in Coastal and Ocean Geoscience, University of Newcastle

Mike is a coastal marine geoscientist and lecturer in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His primary research focus is coastal barrier-estuary systems and their depositional landforms, including beaches, dunes, deltas and the shoreface-continental shelf. He combines field-based sampling, remote sensing, spatial analysis and modelling techniques to study coastal sediment dynamics, landform evolution, ocean processes and coastal natural hazards. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney and was a coastal & marine research scientist at the NSW Department of Planning & Environment prior to joining the University of Newcastle. He co-founded the CoastSnap Community Beach Monitoring citizen science project and has a keen interest in finding pathways towards adaptive coastal management aided by community engagement, remote sensing monitoring and evidence-based decision making.