Professor in Physical Geography and Head of the Department of Geography and Planning . I lead research several fronts: dynamics, rate and control of ice-sheet decline, the controls on sediment flux to slopes, rivers and lakes, and links between earth surface processes and human activity. I research.....
• Past glaciations by modelling geomorphological time series and using the glacial geology and geomorphology.
• Pace and dynamics of the British-Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS) during marginal retreat >34,000 years ago to form the basis for robust testing of glaciological models.
• Testing links between environment and human decision making at the first sedentary site in the Near East, The Unfamiliar Landscapes Project.
• Variations in mineral and sediment calibre supply to lakes to build millennial duration records of flood history.
• Catchment and basin (lake or reservoir) responses to extreme events - wildfires, floods etc.
• Geochemical records from lakes and wetlands to understand nutrient dynamics, ecosystem functioning and responses to land cover change.