Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK
My research area is physical oceanography, with a particular focus on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
I moved to Exeter in 2017 to undertake a PhD with Dr Marie-Jose Messias. My project utilises measurements of transient tracers (CFCs and SF6) to study the circulation of water masses formed in the Southern Ocean and to estimate the amount of heat and carbon these waters transport into the interior ocean.
Prior to moving to the University of Exeter I undertook an Msci in Oceanography at the University of Southampton, within which I spent a year studying at the University of Washington in Seattle.
My masters project focussed on developing a method to detect signals of meltwater outflow at the Pine Island Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
I have gained a large amount of practical oceanographic fieldwork experience over the years. I have conducted a number of studies using small boats in Southampton Water and the Fal Estuary aswell as spending months at a time on larger research vessels. I have undertaken work onboard the RV Thomas G Thompson in a temperate fjord system in Vancouver Island, Canada, crossed the Atlantic from Rio de Janiero to Namiba onboard the RRS James Cook, and worked in the Southern Ocean onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, surveying in the rough conditions at Drake Passage and along the ANDREX transect, which stretches from near the Falkland Islands to close to South Africa.
Though much of my work has been with oceographic observations, I also work with ocean models and use the ECCO set-up of MITgcm in my current work.
My PhD at Exeter is funded by NERC GW4+ DTP and is in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), where I am supervised by Prof. Mike Meredith and Dr Dave Munday. This work also forms part of the TICTOC project.
MSci Oceanography with Study Abroad (University of Southampton)