I obtained a PhD with a thesis on nearshore morphodynamics at the University of Plymouth (UK). After 3 years at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (USA) and 8 years at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NZ), in 2011 I joined the University of Cantabria (Spain) with an Excellence fellowship. In 2015 I returned to New Zealand at the University of Auckland where I am currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science.
My research focuses on coastal processes using a variety of approaches that include numerical and data-driven modeling informed by field and laboratory observations. I currently work on projects dealing the hydro- and morphodynamics of the swash and surf zone, inner shelf, tidal inlets and estuaries under climatic changes.
Phone: +64 9 923 8367