About me

I’m a postdoctoral research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. My work focuses on understanding the dynamics of ice sheets, such as those presently covering Antarctica and Greenland, with the aim of improving predictions for their future contributions to sea-level rise.

My particularly research interest centres on the role of ice shelves – the floating areas of ice at the coast of the continental ice sheets. They are crucial for providing resistance to the flow of grounded ice.

I use a number of tools to help improve understanding: idealized mathematical models; laboratory-scale fluid-mechanical experiments; and analysis of geophysical data, such as ice-surface velocities and ice-penetrating radar.

In November 2016 I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey, with a thesis titled: The Flow Dynamics and Buttressing of Ice Shelves.

November 2017, Castle Rock, Ross Island, Antarctica – Mount Erebus on the horizon