PhD Title: River temperature sensitivity and response to drivers of change
Supervisors: David Hannah, Jon Sadler, Iain Malcolm (Marine Scotland Science)
I am a hydroclimatologist interested in the interactions between hydrological and climatological systems. I am particularly interested in the drivers and controls of stream temperature and how thermal regimes may alter with climate change. I am also interested by science, policy and management interactions.
My doctoral research focuses on the influence of climate change on river temperature and to what extent hydrology and basin/site properties can moderate these changes. It is envisaged that this research will have direct management implications for stream temperature in Scottish rivers. This research is funded by a Natural Environment Research Council Open Case Studentship.
Distinction, MSc Catchment Dynamics & Management, University of Leeds, 2013
Class 1, BSc Geography, University of Birmingham, 2012
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. I was part of a research team who secured an RGS Undergraduate Fieldwork Grant to undertake their dissertation research. My dissertation was focused on understanding stream temperature variability in an alpine catchment (Taillon-Gabietous, French Pyrenees), whilst also utilising thermal imaging. I undertook my MSc in Catchment Dynamics and Management at the University of Leeds and my dissertation assessed the temperature dependence of in-stream sediment respiration in the Odenwinklekeiss catchment, Austrian Alps.
Hydroclimatology, thermal regimes, climate change, research/policy/management interface
NERC Open-Case Studentship (2013)
British Hydrological Society and JBA MSc Studentship (2012)
Royal Geographical Society Geographical Fieldwork Grant (2011)
British Hydrological Society (BHS)
Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM)
Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Qualified C Award Netball Umpire - 2009
Qualified Level One Netball Coach - 2008
Review on a BHS National Meeting held at the University of Birmingham (8th May 2011) – River Temperature: research and management in a changing climate. Circulation (British Hydrological Societies Newsletter) August 2011