Doctor Jo Nield

Dr Jo Nield

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Dune Processes
  • Salt pan dynamics
  • Dust emissive surfaces

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Jo Nield is an Associate Professor in Aeolian Geomorphology with specific expertise in developing innovative field and computer modelling techniques for quantifying aeolian surface morphodynamics in both dune fields and dusty landscapes. She has pioneered the use of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to understand dynamic processes in aeolian environments, recognised by the Royal Geographical Society's Gill Memorial Award in 2016 for 'outstanding early career research in aeolian processes and arid landform development'. She frequently undertakes fieldwork in the desert regions of southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana) and south-west US (California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.) through funding support from NERC, NSF, NASA, EPSRC, National Geographic, Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society and the British Society for Geomorphology with both UK and International collaborators.