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Dr Claire Earlie

Dr Claire Earlie

Lecturer in Coastal Processes

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 5563
1.32, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
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  • Coastal geomorphology
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics
  • Rocky coasts
  • Coastal cliff erosion
  • Natural Hazards
  • Lecturer in Coastal Processes, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University Jan 2017 - present
  • Postdoctoral researcher – Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzane, France 2015 - 2017
  • Coastal Processes research assistant, demonstrator and teaching assistant – Plymouth University (2012 - 2015)
  • PhD – School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (2011 - 2015)
  • MSc and BSc – School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University
    Coastal Scientist – Royal Haskoning, Peterborough, (2008 - 2010)

Professional memberships

  • British Society for Geomorphology





  • EA1121 – Global Oceans
  • EA2183 – The geomorphology of catchments and coasts
  • EA4117 – Coastal Science and Policy

My research focusses on the influence of nearshore hydrodynamics and beach morphology on coastal cliff erosion. Using a variety of in situ and remotely sensed data, I aim to understand nearshore processes on a range of spatial and temporal scales. More specifically, my recent research has involved monitoring harder rock coastal cliff-top ground motions and erosion under extreme wave conditions.