Dr Lydia Sam

Dr Lydia Sam
Dr Lydia Sam

Dr Lydia Sam

MSc, PhD, AFHEA

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

About

Biography

2020-present: Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

2020: Honorary Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

2019-2020: Senior Researcher, NSSTC, UAE University

2018-2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

2016-2018: DAAD Research scholar, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

2014-2016: Senior Research Fellow, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

2012-2014: Junior Research Fellow, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

2011-2012: Researcher, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

External Memberships

Research

Research Overview

  • Remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications
  • Landforms and surface processes
  • Glaciology; including alpine glacier dynamics, glacial geomorphology, glacial hazards and glaciers-climate interaction
  • High-resolution terrain modelling and interpretation
  • Use of Unmanned aerial systems (UAS)/drones for environmental monitoring and Mars analogue research

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Geography and Environment, Geology and Petroleum Geology.


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Geography and Environment

Accepting PhDs

Geology and Petroleum Geology

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Glaciology and Cryospheric Systems
  • Geography
  • Planetary Science

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

  • Global Challange Research Internal Fund: Pump Prime grant for the project 'Ice stupa: a solution to improve Himalayan-Karakoram mountain community resilience to water scarcity'. During August 2020 - July 2021. Funding agency: The Aberdeen Grants Academy, University of Aberdeen
  • 'Geostatistical analysis of spatiotemporal trends of COVID-19 spread in UK'. NERC-Funded QUADRAT Research Experience Placement
  • 'Assessing the long-term impact of climatic variables on coastal changes in Scotland using geospatial tools'. NERC-Funded QUADRAT Research Experience Placement
  • 'Robust infrastructure – Adapting railway maintenance to climate change(CliMaint)'. Funding Agency: VINNOVA Sweden’s Innovation Agency
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

GG5540/GG5563 (CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF GIS): Course Coordinator and Tutor

GG3069 (REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS): Co-course coordinator and Tutor

GG5910 (DISSERTATION PROJECT IN GIS): Supervision

GL5206/5207 (THE NATURE OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DATA): Tutor

GL5546 (APPLIED, INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH GEOPHYSICS): Guest Lecturer

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