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Biography

Overview 

I am a Lecturer in Physical Geography and Course Director for BSc Geography at Coventry University. My research specialisms are in modelling approaches for studying shoreline behaviour and coastal flood vulnerability. I hold a PhD in Physical Geography from Durham University, specialising in coastal geomorphology, processes, and numerical modelling. I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Durham University, and am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Additionally, I have a BSc in Geography and Environmental Biology with First Class Honours, and an MPhil in Geography from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. 

 

Teaching experience

Prior to joining Coventry University, I consolidated 6 years of teaching experience at Durham University (2016 – 2019) and the University of the West Indies (2012 – 2015). At both institutions, I taught in various capacities (practical coordinator, tutor, lab and field demonstrator, and project supervisor) on a range of Physical Geography modules (e.g. GIS, Remote Sensing, Environmental Modelling, Climate Change, etc.).

 

Research experience

Since 2012, I have been applying numerical models, GIS, and remote sensing for studying coastal systems evolution and vulnerability across varying time and space scales. Specifically, I have 6 years of experience working with TELEMAC-2D, LISFLOOD-FP, GIS-based flood models, and remote-sensing technology for simulating coastal flood vulnerability under climate change. Since 2016, I have been using MIKE21 to develop novel numerical modelling approaches that account for sea-level rise and complex planform morphologies (coral reef systems) in mesoscale (10 – 100 km and 10 – 100 years) shoreline evolution simulations.

 

Research Interests

My overarching research interest lies in the applications of numerical models, GIS, and remote sensing for studying coastal vulnerability and evolution under climate change. Specifically, I am interested in:

 

  • developing and applying numerical modelling approaches for simulating mesoscale (101 – 102 years and 101 – 102 km) coastal evolution.
  • modelling and quantifying effects of extreme sea events on coastal geomorphology.
  • modelling and quantifying the effects of climate change on coastal flood risk and vulnerability.
  • integrating numerical models and GIS to quantify social vulnerability to coastal hazards.
  • coastal flood risk mapping for informing coastal management practices in small islands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Geography, Doctorate, University of Durham

Award Date: 2 Jul 2021

Academic Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Durham

Award Date: 9 Jan 2020

Geography, MPhil, The University of the West Indies - St Augustine Campus

Award Date: 29 Sep 2015

Geography and Environmental Biology, Degree, The University of the West Indies - St Augustine Campus

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

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