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Research interests

Andrew is interested in patterns that emerge from geophysical fluids. His main area of interest is typically called 'Physical Geography' or 'Process Geomorphology'. Dr. Gunn studies how planetary surfaces, particularly those made of sediment, coevolve with the flow of the atmosphere or liquids (oceans, lakes, rivers), and how external perturbations (e.g. climate change) may influence that coevolution. He uses a blend of research methods to answer these questions: field work, remote sensing, experiments, simulations and theory. Andrew researches Earth and other bodies in the Solar System, like Mars, Titan, Pluto and Venus. 

Supervision interests

Dr. Gunn is always interested in hearing from potential Honours and PhD students: please email him at

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geomorphology, Doctor of Philosophy, Scale-dependent coupling between aeolian flow & form, University of Pennsylvania

1 Aug 201631 Mar 2021

Award Date: 17 May 2021

Physical Oceanography, Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours), The role of mixing and wind for the meridional overturning circulation and ocean carbon, University of Tasmania

1 Feb 201530 Nov 2015

Award Date: 15 Dec 2015

Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

1 Feb 201230 Nov 2014

Award Date: 17 Dec 2014

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

15 Apr 202115 Jan 2022

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