Background

My research involves the study of how oceanic and atmospheric forcing drives the circulation and distribution of wave energy within a broad range of coastal systems (e.g., on beaches, coral reefs, and rocky shorelines). In most cases, this work is motivated by the need to improve our understanding of the coupling between hydrodynamics and other key processes occurring in marine environments, such as sediment transport, marine ecology and the impact to/from coastal infrastructure. As part of this work, I employ a wide range of field, laboratory and numerical modelling techniques. Major research interests include:

  • Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics
  • Numerical modelling of waves and coastal circulation
  • Coastal sediment transport
  • Benthic boundary layer and canopy flow dynamics
  • Biophysical interactions in marine systems
  • Renewable wave energy