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Dr Malcolm Bray

Senior Lecturer



I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Environmental Science and worked in nature conservation and ecological survey prior becoming a research student at the London School of Economics (LSE). I joined the Department of Geography at Portsmouth in 1990 as a research associate and worked on a series of coastal projects funded by Government Departments, Agencies and Local Authorities, becoming a research fellow in 1996 and senior research fellow in 2001. I was awarded a PhD from LSE in 1996, which involved application of a sediment budget approach to study the evolution of the West Dorset coast including Chesil Beach.  In 2004, I was appointed Senior Lecturer.

Research Interests

Interests involve coastal geomorphology and its applications that can be sub-divided into three main areas as follows:

  • Development, synthesis and application of sediment budget approaches in coastal geomorphology;
  • Application of geomorphological approaches for shoreline management;
  • Morphodynamics of gravel beaches and barriers on exposed shorelines.

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