2013-present PhD (University of Edinburgh): “River dynamics in the Himalayan foreland basin” (supervised by Prof. Hugh Sinclair and Dr. Mikael Attal)

February – May 2017 Research Associate in Fluvial Geomorphology and Sediment Dynamics (University of Edinburgh): Four-month research position working on a NERC-ESRC-AHRC (GCRF) funded project (DISTAL – looking at dynamic flood topographies in the Terai region of Nepal.

Oct 2016 – January 2017 Research Associate in Fluvial Geomorphology and Sediment Dynamics (University of Edinburgh): Four-month research position working on an EPSRC-GCRF Institutional Sponsorship Award funded project predicting geomorphically-induced flood risk on the Karnali River, Nepal

2015-2016 Senior Geomorphological Surveyor (Arup): Part-time senior surveyor as part of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) morphological surveys project, assessing the morphological condition of heavily modified water bodies across Scotland

2011-2013 Assistant Environmental Scientist, Atkins (Warrington): Working primarily in geomorphology, water resources and water quality

2010-2011 Geography MSc by research (Durham University): “The effects of differential uplift and sediment supply on major Himalayan river systems” (supervised by Prof. Alex Densmore and Dr. Patrice Carbonneau)

2007-2010 Natural Sciences BSc (Durham University) – Geography and Earth Sciences – First Class (Hons)



Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment & Society (SAGES) Best Postgraduate Student Publication 2017

University of Edinburgh Global Change Research Institute Award 2017 (

Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (

British Sedimentological Research Group – Gill Harwood Memorial Fund: £470

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 Early Career Scientist’s Travel Award

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 2015 Short Article Writing Competition: 2nd place (

International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) postgraduate travel grant: 1000 Euros

Edinburgh University Club of Toronto Centenary Fund: £1000

British Society of Geomorphology Postgraduate Research Grant: £1000, Postgraduate Conference Attendance Grant: £750

Geology for Global Development annual conference travel bursary

March 2014 Edinburgh University School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Research Conference: Prize for Excellence in Oral Presentation

September 2013 Natural Environment Research Council PhD studentship: ~£70,000

September 2010 Durham University Social Sciences and Health Faculty Bursary (MSc research): £3440



Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7) 2017 (Leeds, UK): Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (Vienna, Austria): Poster presentation.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2016 (San Francisco): Oral presentation.

Rain, Rivers and Reservoirs Conference 2016 (The Geological Society, Edinburgh UK): Oral presentation.

British Society for Geomorphology Conference 2016 (Plymouth, UK): Oral presentation.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 (Vienna, Austria): Oral presentation.

Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop 2015, Dehra Dun, India: Oral presentation.

Geology for Global Development (GfGD) 2014 Annual Conference, London: Poster presentation.




I was also awarded a place at the Summer Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics run at St Anthony Falls Laboratory (Minneapolis, US) that I attended in August 2014. The theme of the 2014 summer institute was complexity in depositional environments.

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