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I am a fourth year PhD student researching controls on the runout of extremely large post-earthquake debris flows following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.


  • Geomorphology

  • Earth surface processes

  • Landscape evolution

  • Sediment erosion and transport

  • Carbon erosion and transport


Research interests

My PhD focuses on better understanding how topography, grain size and flow characteristics control the runout of extremely large debris flows. To achieve this, I am combining fieldwork, laboratory analysis, remote sensing and debris flow runout models. 

My PhD is funded by NERC as part of the GW4+ DTP.


I have demonstated on the following modules as part of the Environmental Geography and Environmental Geoscience undergraduate courses;

  • EA1202 - Earth Surface Processes

  • EA1212 - Chemistry of the Environment

  • EA1204 - Geographical Information Systems

  • EA1206 - Environmental Geography Field Skills

  • EA1216 - Fundamentals of Environmental Geography

  • EA2211 - Environmental Field Skills

  • EA2213 - Process Geomorphology (Course tutor in 2021)



Dr T.C. Hales

Reader in Earth Science