Dr Damien Mansell
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography


Damien obtained his undergraduate degree in Geography B.Sc. at the University of Sheffield (2004-2007). He went on to research for a PhD at Swansea University entitled ‘Controls on the calving rate of North-West Svalbard glaciers’. Insights from the relative control of calving mechanisms were drawn from satellite images to investigate the nature and timing of relationships between changing ice-marginal extent, velocity, meltwater availability and sea-ice cover. After his PhD, Damien gained field experience by assisting on a research project in South East Greenland with the GLIMPSE Swansea University Glaciology Group. Damien moved to The University of Exeter in 2011 and is now Senior lecturer in Geography and Programme Director of Physcial Geography. Damien is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

For roles, reposnibilities and pedagogic activity in education please see the Teaching Tab

Broad research specialisms:

Ice-ocean interactions, calving processes, glacier dynamics, sea-ice extent, glacier surges, remote sensing applications.

Peddagogicies of GIS learning and assessment particularly related to strory maps.


PhD Glaciology, (Swansea University)

BSc Geography, (The University of Sheffield)

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, (The University of Exeter)


Contact details

Internal tel2626
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722626
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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