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Dr Sefton's research focusses on understanding past sea-level change from geological archives. Juliet uses field observations in combination with palaeontology, sedimentology, geochemistry, and geochronology. 

Prior to joining Monash University, Juliet was a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts University, USA. 

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Research interests

Juliet's research encompasses:

1. Quantifying the position of past sea level relative to present day, and the magnitude of past sea level changes

2. Investigating the drivers of past sea level change over 100s and 1000s of years

3. Developing methods for improving geological sea-level reconstructions 

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Geography, PhD, Durham University

Award Date: 4 Aug 2020

Geology, MSc, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 14 May 2015

Geology and Geography, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 15 May 2013

External positions

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research area keywords

  • sea level
  • sedimentology
  • geochronology
  • mangroves
  • coasts
  • ice sheets

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