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