My principal research interests include de-glacial sea-level rise, abrupt millennial-scale climate variability, proxies for bottom current flow, dating techniques and quaternary planktonic foraminifera. In particular, my main research focus is on Heinrich Events, which were quasi-periodic, abrupt climatic anomalies that occurred during previous glacial periods, and were times when the Northern Hemisphere ice-sheet discharged large volumes of ice (hence, freshwater) into the North Atlantic. Furthering this keen interest, I co-organised a workshop in July 2012, funded by the Quaternary Research Association, entitled "Heinrich Events: Land, Ice and Ocean". The remit of the workshop was to enhance multi-disciplinary collaborations to aid our understanding of the entire ocean-climate system, using a holistic approach. Further information can be found at www.heinrichevents.org, and a report of the meeting has been published in the Quaternary Newsletter, Volume 128, p. 31-34
During my postdoctoral research I have worked within the RESET (RESponse of Humans to Environmental Transitions) team, and during my PhD, within RAPID. I am currently a member of the PALSEA (PALaeo SEA level) and DEGREE (DEglaciated GREEnland) research communities, and co-convened the 2013 INTIMATE EGU session.