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Professor James Lea M.A. (Cantab.), M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I am a glaciologist with wide-ranging interests in both contemporary processes and the reconstruction and simulation of former ice masses. Most of my work is focussed on investigating the dynamics of the marine terminating margins of ice sheets, and their potential as agents for past, present and future sea level change. To achieve this I use a range of approaches including remote sensing, numerical modelling and fieldwork.

- 2019-present Senior Lecturer in Glaciology, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool
- 2015-2019 Lecturer in Glaciology, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool
- 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher in Glaciology, Stockholm University, Sweden
- 2010-2014 Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
Thesis title: Fluctuations of a Greenlandic tidewater glacier from the Little Ice Age to present: reconstruction and modelling of Kangiata Nunaata Sermia, SW Greenland.[link]
- 2009-2010 M.Sc. Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway/UCL
- 2006-2009 M.A. Geography, University of Cambridge