I am a PhD student at the University of St Andrews developing the use of millimetre wave radar to study glacier behaviour. I work primarily in the Millimetre Wave and EPR research group but also contribute to the St Andrews Glaciology research group.

If you have landed on this page, welcome! My research is devoted to developing new Remote Sensing techniques to better understand environmental phenomena. My current PhD project (details here) focuses on developing a high resolution Radar system for monitoring glaciers. This exciting research will yield new insights into the behaviour of glaciers on the scale of hours to days. I have also undertaken a number of satellite Remote Sensing projects that utilise the vast array of data sets that are freely available online. This research includes analysing glacier dynamics and mapping seagrass ecosystems.

Me wearing a Christmas jumper next to a glacier. Photo taken by William D. Harcourt.

I am an enthusiastic scientist, passionate environmentalist and highly driven to tackle climate change, the greatest issue of the 21st century. The facts are unequivocal when it comes to the science of climate change, yet we continuously have to defend ourselves for standing up for this cause. This issue is multi-faceted; there is no single solution. I hope that my research can contribute to the science of climate change and help mitigate against its impact through the power of remote sensing.

Here’s a video of a recent talk I gave to the IGS Global Seminar Series (organised alongside the IGS EGG) Start time is at 18:55, end time is at 34:25, with questions after 47:50.

I hope you enjoy my page! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch is you want to find out more.