Professor & Geomorphologist
I am an engineering geomorphologist involved in the investigation and management of geological hazards and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. I’ve got current research projects looking at landslides in China, the geotechnical properties of the Hampshire Basin, and the impacts of geohazards on the UK economy and tourism industry.
Before joining the University in 2009, I was Chief Engineering Geologist and Head of Science (Land Use and Development) at the British Geological Survey, overseeing research teams including teams investigating Shallow Geohazards, Engineering Geology, Urban Geoscience and Soil Sustainability. I was heavily involved in the BGS geohazard response programme, investigating and reporting on landslides, coastal erosion, floods and earthquakes.
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics
CEO, Scottish FA
Chairman, UN Association of the UK
Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow & Former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
Professor of Economics, Warwick University