- Senior Lecturer in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC)
- Previously: RCUK Academic Fellow in Environmental Informatics - a joint position in LEC and the School of Computing and Communications (SCC)
- Previously : Royal Society University Research Fellow
Recent field trips and courses
- 2016, April, Mt. Etna: Annual field course for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Warmest weather for many years: T-shirts and sunhats. Blue skies with the occasional minor explosion from the North East Crater.
- 2015, April, Mt. Etna: Annual field course for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Lots of snow this year, but great weather too.
- 2015, January, Puyehue Cordón Caulle, Chile: A return trip to Cordón Caulle with Hugh, this time also with Nathan Magnall. Nathan's PhD project involves comparing lava emplacement mechanisms for flows from rhyolites to basalts; his next stop is Etna... More PCC photos.
- 2014, September, Holuhraun eruption, Iceland: In collaboration with University of Iceland colleagues, we took our laser scanning, time-lapse and thermal imaging equipment to record the lava advance in Iceland. See photos from the trip, or Hugh's Facebook page.
- 2014, April, Mt. Etna: Some good weather but sadly no eruptions this year, on either the undergraduate or postgraduate field courses.
- 2013, April, Mt. Etna: Field course for a variety of our students (and others). A great trip - fantastic weather, spectacular activity from Etna and great pizza.
- 2013, April, Sólheimjoküll, Iceland: First of two trips this year to Iceland, to assess the motion of the Sólheimjoküll glacier using laser scanning and time-lapse photography. See our time-lapse from 2012.
- understanding physical aspects of Earth surface change
- lava flows and volcanic domes
- fluid dynamics of volcano degassing
- electrification of volcanic plumes and particle aggregation
- coastal erosion and sediment dynamics
- development of appropriate and adaptive field methodologies
Tools and techniques
- laser scanning (Riegl LMS-Z210ii and LPM-321)
- thermal imaging (FLIR ThermaCam S40)
- computational fluid dynamics (Flow3D)
- close-range photogrammetry and structure-from-motion (VMS, PhotoScan, Bundler...)
- remote time-lapse imaging (multiple dSLRs and remote housings)
- ENV.322 & 452 Volcanic processes field course (A trip to Mt. Etna, Sicily)
- ENV.323 & 441 Geological hazards
- ENV.320 Introduction to geophysical techniques
- LEC.422 Data assimilation and integration (it's all about the metadata...)
- SCC.130 Information Systems (5 weeks of SQL and database intro.)
- SCC.245 Innovation (lectures on image-based modelling)