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Miss Talia Sherrard BSc (Hons), MRes

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Talia Sherrard is Postgraduate research student within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I completed my degree in Marine & Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow in 2010, followed by my Masters in 2011 in Geoenvironmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.

Both of these degrees gave me a solid background in marine sciences and an intense introduction into engineering, which ultimately lead to my current research in coastal engineering and ecology.

I have acquired data collection and monitoring research and analytical skills through fieldwork experience in a range of environments (subtidal to terrestrial) and from around the world particularly in the UK, Caribbean and Egypt. I also have experience in microbiology and SEM laboratory work.

Research interests

Artificial coastal defence structures as surrogate habitats for coastal assemblages; increasing the stability and longevity of coastal structures through ecology; reducing anthropogenic disturbance in coastal areas; novel coastal defence material

PhD supervision

Academic Supervisors:
Dr. Patrick Osborne
Prof. Stephen Hawkins

Industrial Supervisors:
Dr. Matilda Kitou – Senior Coastal Engineer, Arup
Mr. Peter Barfield – Principal Marine Ecologist, Fugro EMU

PhD research

Title: "Intertidal Structures: Engineering for Sustainability and Biodiversity"
Supervisors: Dr. Patrick Osborne, Prof. Stephen Hawkins, Dr. Matilda Kitou, Mr. Peter Barfield
Funding: EPSRC, Arup, Fugro EMU

Research group

Centre for Environmental Sciences

Affiliate research group

Coastal Engineering and Management


Miss Talia Sherrard
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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