I am an Earth-system scientist and specialise in sea-level research. I qualified in Environmental Geoscience (MESci) at Cardiff University (2009) and later in Physical Geography (PhD) at the University of Plymouth (2013). I developed broad interests in palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology. Following my PhD, I joined the laboratoire de dynamique et de gestion intégrée des zones côtières at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and took a leading role in their sea-level research programme. I brought this role to the UK as part of a collaboration with the University of Exeter in 2017 and am currently involved in a suite of multi-disciplinary projects headed by the two institutions.
I have research interests in sea-level reconstruction across temporal and spatial scales, coastal sediment and landform dynamics, Quaternary (particularly postglacial) sea-level mechanisms, blue carbon budgets and human-coastline interaction. I am most widely known for my use of novel sea-level indicators (e.g., salt-marsh testate amoebae) for developing high-resolution and precise sea-level records from past centuries and millennia to present day.