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I graduated from the University of Oxford in 1985 and completed my PhD at University College London in 1989. After short stints working for the Building Research Establishment and at the University of Exeter, I joined the department in 1991, becoming a Principal Lecturer in 2003 and a Reader in Physical Geography in 2014. I am the theme lead for Geoconservation and Heritage Science in the Centre for Applied Geosciences. I am Co-Chair of the University of Portsmouth Heritage Hub.

Research Interests

  • Mapping and monitoring decay forms and process on heritage structures
  • Experimental and field analysis of decay processes
  • Explanation and causality in geomorphology
  • Hazards and risk in the physical environment

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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