I am a Quaternary Scientist, Dryland Geomorphologist and Hydrogeologist, based at the Geography department in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester as a lecturer in Physical Geography. I am also a Visiting Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, where I contribute to teaching on the MSc in Water Science Policy and Management.
My research interests lie within the understanding of the dynamics of dryland systems, including environmental change, landscape dynamics and groundwater resources. I am interested in these processes and dynamics over a range of timescales from the late Quaternary to the present. My research addresses two themes:
- Late Quaternary landscape dynamics using geoproxies, including sand dunes, water-lain sediments and fluvial tufa and applying luminescence and U-series dating.
- Chemical tracers as novel proxies for palaeomoisture and groundwater recharge and quality assessment.
Research areas: Namib Sand Sea, Kalahari Desert. Tunisia.