BSc MRes PhD
- Primary position:
- Research Fellow
Sally Brown completed her MRes and PhD in the then School of Civil Engineering and the Environment where she researched cliff erosion at Christchurch Bay (particularly Barton-on-Sea) and the Holderness coastline on the north-east coast of England. Her particular interest was in coastal set-backs and relative retreat rates due to defence construction (frequently known as the terminal groyne effect), coastal evolution and planform, and crenulate shaped bays.
After completing her PhD in 2008, Sally has worked as a Research Fellow investigating the impacts of sea-level rise using the Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment (DIVA) model. DIVA assesses the global and regional vulnerability of sea-level rise and subsequent impacts, such as land loss, people flooded and the associated costs. She has investigated impacts on a global scale (through NERC funded research for QUEST-GSI, DECC/DEFRA AVOID projects, and also the World Bank), on a European scale (through the EU funded projects CIRCE and ClimateCost) and in Africa (mutli-funded by DFID, UNEP and others). She is presently working on an EU funded project IMAPCT2C which investigates the impacts of sea-level rise under 2ºC of warming in the EU, Bangladesh and small islands (focusing on the Maldives).
Sally is also responsible for the coastal seminar series.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Climate change, Coastal engineering, Coastal erosion, Coastal management, Coastal morphology, Coastal processes, Sea-level rise,
Primary research group: Energy and Climate Change
Dr Sally Brown
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Room Number: 25/3063
Telephone: (023) 8059 4796