2013-present PhD (University of Edinburgh): “River dynamics in the Himalayan foreland basin” (supervised by Prof. Hugh Sinclair and Dr. Mikael Attal)
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)
January – April 2018 Research Associate (University of Glasgow): Three-month position funded by the Scottish Funding Council’s GCRF working on river channel change and sediment budgets in the Philippines.
February – May 2017 Research Associate (University of Edinburgh): Four-month research position working on a NERC-ESRC-AHRC (GCRF) funded project (DISTAL – http://distalnepal.wordpress.com/) looking at dynamic flood topographies in the Terai region of Nepal.
Oct 2016 – January 2017 Research Associate (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 Environmental Scientist, Atkins (Warrington): Working primarily in geomorphology, water resources and water quality
Grants and Awards
Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment & Society (SAGES) Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges Award: £2600
Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment & Society (SAGES) Best Postgraduate Student Publication 2017
University of Edinburgh Global Change Research Institute Award 2017 (http://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/research/awards-2017/awards-categories/research-institutes-awards)
Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/ospp-award/)
British Sedimentological Research Group – Gill Harwood Memorial Fund: £470
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 Early Career Scientist’s Travel Award
British Society of Geomorphology Postgraduate Conference Attendance Grant: £750
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 2015 Short Article Writing Competition: 2nd place (http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/students/2015/phd-students-win-awards)
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
Geology for Global Development annual conference travel bursary
2014 Edinburgh University School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Research Conference: Prize for Excellence in Oral Presentation
2013 Natural Environment Research Council PhD studentship: ~£70,000
2010 Durham University Social Sciences and Health Faculty Bursary (MSc research): £3440
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 (Vienna, Austria): Invited talk
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 (Vienna, Austria): Oral presentation (*selected as a session highlight)
British Sedimentological Research Group AGM 2017 (Newcastle, UK): Oral presentation.
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.