PhD Student @ STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University

My PhD project investigates ‘extreme value methods for protecting and maintaining critical infrastructure from natural hazards.’ This is supervised by Prof. Jonathan Tawn and is in collaboration with the natural hazards R&D team at EDF Energy, there I am supervised by Dr Dafni Sifnioti.

Currently, I am focussing on extreme sea level estimation along the UK coastline. We are concerned with improving return level estimates by accounting for seasonality in the components of sea levels. These estimates are useful for coastal flood defence design to protect coastline communities from the increasing risk of extreme sea levels.

TakeAIM Winner 2023

Established in 2011, the Smith Institute’s annual TakeAIM competition is an opportunity for university students to showcase their work on the industrial stage. TakeAIM’s goal is to highlight the crucial role mathematics plays in solving real-world problems while rewarding the academic exploration of future innovators who undertake pioneering research.

“A career highlight to present my research at the Science Museum in London after winning the TakeAIM prize. I feel extremely honoured to win this award and I am so grateful to all of the judges for choosing me. For my research on extreme sea level estimation to reach this audience and have even a small impact is more than I could have ever imagined! Huge thanks to my supervisors Jon Tawn and Dafni Sifnioti for your continued support.”

STEM for Britain Finalist 2022

In March 2022, I attended the STEM for Britain final at the Houses of Parliament, where I presented my research on Extreme Sea Level Estimation. My work was selected from hundreds of applications from early career researchers and was shortlisted for the final. I had the honour of showing my work to politicians and a panel of expert judges.