At the Royal Society

I'm a British bloke who has lived in Canada and Iceland, as well as the U.K.. I have degrees from the universities of Oxford, British Columbia, and Cambridge. I am a research affiliate at the St Anthony Falls Laboratory in Minnesota and work in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University in the U.K.

My main areas of expertise are:

  • Turbulence and coherent flow structures;
  • Synthetic data methods for analysing nonlinear systems;
  • Environmental fluid mechanics;
  • Snow avalanche dynamics and risk analysis.

Please select the Publications tab, above, for links to some recent work.

I've been fortunate enough to win a prize for my fluid mechanics research (a collaboration with Melbourne and Southampton).

In 2016, I edited a collection of papers on Interscale Transfers and Flow Topology in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Turbulence. This was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and published in Fluid Dynamics Research

In 2016-17 I held a Royal Academy of Engineering / Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to investigate the complexity of environmental, turbulent flows. Thanks to Charles Meneveau at Johns Hopkins and Christos Vassilicos for letting me hang out with them during this period.

Since 2013 I have been an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research. I contributed an invited paper to the journal's 50th anniversary special issue on the need for a Fluvial fluid mechanics. In 2019 I contributed an invited paper to the AGU's centenary special issue on nonlinear geophysics.

If you are interested in any of these areas and are contemplating a PhD, have a strong technical background (i.e. degree in mathematics, physics, aeronautics) then please get in touch