About me

I’m a postdoctoral research scientist in glaciology at the University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences. My work focuses on understanding the dynamics of ice sheets, such as those presently covering Antarctica and Greenland, with the overarching 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: ice-sheet modelling; idealized mathematical models; laboratory-scale fluid-mechanical experiments; and analysis of geophysical data, such as ice-surface velocities and ice-penetrating radar.

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


2020 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

2017 – 2019: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA

2012 – 2016: PhD Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey

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