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Biography

Richard's work seeks to better understand the response of polar ice sheets, and corresponding sea level, to a changing climate. His research primarily focuses on the behaviour of ice sheets in the geological past, using a combination of geochronological and numerical modelling approaches.

Following his PhD, Richard was an NZARI-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) and an EU-funded Junior Research Fellow at Durham University (UK). He joined Monash University as a Research Fellow in March 2020, and will start an ARC-funded DECRA fellowship in 2021.

His research currently encompasses three main areas:

1. Determining the past size of ice sheets and associated contribution to sea-level change.

2. Investigating the drivers and mechanisms of ice sheet behaviour.

3. Developing the applications of cosmogenic nuclides and surface-exposure dating to better reconstruct ice sheet history.

See his website for more details.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 10 Dec 2015

Master of Science, Royal Holloway, University of London

Award Date: 1 Dec 2009

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Gloucestershire

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

External positions

Committee Observer, Australia and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC)

ECR Board member, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Research area keywords

  • ice sheets
  • past climate
  • sea level
  • Antarctica
  • geochronology
  • ice-flow modelling

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