Academic Staff

Research Staff

  • Mr Stephen Howcutt, Research Assistant
    Research project: Icy thermometers: the use of glaciers to measure and monitor volcano temperature (HOT ICE)

Recent Staff

  • Dr Rachel Oien, Scholarship Lecturer
    Quartenary geology, Glaciology, Palaeoclimates, Glacial geomorphology
  • Dr Ramón Pellitero Ondicol, Research Fellow (now at University of the Basque Country, Spain)
    Using glacier-climate proxies to model the Younger Dryas climate in Europe
  • Dr Danni Pearce, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (now at SEPA)
    Glacial Geomorphology

Aberdeen postgraduates supervised by CCC staff

  • Mhairi Hallford
    Mapping and measuring glacier mass balance: developing a best practice approach for understanding glacier change
  • Lucy Ashpitel
    Glaciers and Water Resources in Peru
  • Rebecca Fletcher
    Ice streams: present-to-palaeo
  • Simona Caruso
    Sediment dynamics and destabilization of continental margins: Predicting shelf and slope instability under a changing climate

External postgraduates supervised by CCC staff

  • Amy Lally, Queen’s University Belfast 
    Source-to-sink dynamics and palaeo-environment reconstruction from a dynamically evolving glacial foreland
  • Annette Salles, Queen's University Belfast
    Resilience and adaptation of First Nations Communities in Canada to Disappearing Winter Road Infrastructure in a Changing Climate
  • Lukas Rettig, University of Padova
    The equilibrium line altitude in the southern fringe of the Alps during the Last Glacial Maximum 
  • Matt Hunt, Queen’s University Belfast
    Sedimentary Records of the Evolution of the Melville Bugt Ice Stream 
  • Michael Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Using glaciers to identify, monitor and predict volcanic activity
  • Millie Coleman, Queen's University Belfast
    Glacial meltwater evolution during the deglaciation of Fennoscandian Ice Sheet
  • William Harcourt, University of St Andrews
    The application of millimeter wave radar to the study of the cryosphere

Completed PhDs

  • Bartosz Kurjanski (2021; Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen)
    Characterisation of glacigenic reservoirs and landsystems using sedimentology, geomorphology and virtual outcrop mapping
  • Rachel Oien (2021; Scholarship Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen)
    Ice streams: present-to-palaeo
  • Simona Gabrielli (2020; now in Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy)
    Monitoring volcanoes with integrated geophysical methods and geographical information systems (MOVInG)
  • Damon Davies, (2018; now working for the Scottish Parliament)
    The nature and dynamics of ice stream beds 
  • Tom Dowling (2016; now working with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre)
    Drumlins in the Swedish context
  • Jeremy Ely (2016; post-doc at University of Sheffield)
    Ice streaming: exploiting flow signatures to understand processes 
  • Danni Pearce (2014; now post-doc at University of Aberdeen)
    Reconstruction of Younger Dryas plateau icefields in the Tweedsmuir Hills, Southern Uplands, Scotland: Geomorphological evidence and palaeoclimate implications
  • David Ashmore (2014; now in University of Liverpool)
    Water flow beneath the Atarctic Ice Sheet
  • James Lea (2014; now in University of Liverpool)
    Modelling Greenlandic tidewater glacier fluctuations over millennial timescales
  • Chinotu George (2014; now employed in an oil exploration company)
    Geometry of surface and subsurface deposits and landforms in the Niger Delta
  • Richard Morris (2013; now at Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, SEPA)
    Refreezing and runoff at the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet 
  • Catriona Fyffe, (2013; University of Dundee; now at Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, SEPA)
    The hydrology of debris-covered glaciers: implications for freshwater runoff under a changing climate 
  • Tom Cowton (2013; University of Edinburgh; now at University of Sheffield)
    Investigating the hydrology of a Greenland outlet glacier 
  • Philip Prescott (2013; University of Durham)
    Investigating the roughness of ice-sheet and ice-stream beds 
  • Pedro Costa, (2012; University of Lisbon; now at University of Dundee)
    Sedimentology of tsunami deposits 
  • Marie Porter (2012; now at SAMS Oban)
    Oceanography and glaciology in the North Atlantic 
  • Caroline Clason (2012; now at University of Stockholm)
    Quantitative controls on the routing of supra-glacial meltwater to the bed of glaciers and ice sheets 
  • Ian Bartholomew (2012; University of Edinburgh)
    Investigating the subglacial hydrology and dynamics of a Greenland outlet glacier 
  • Nanna Karlsson (2011; University of Hull & British Antarctic Survey; now at Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)
    Radio-echo sounding of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica: Understanding the past from observations, analysis and modelling of internal layering 
  • Jason McIlveny (2009; University of the Highlands and Islands, Thurso)
    Holocene coastal evolution of Dunnet Head area, Caithness, Scotland 
  • Christina Bell (2008; now at Scottish Natural Heritage)
    Measurement and modelling of Arctic mass balance change and processes 
  • Victoria Parry (2008; University of Edinburgh)
    Meltwater freezing and density variations in the snowpack and firn within the percolation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet