Esther’s research concerns understanding the dynamics of seafloor sediment avalanches. In modern systems she is interested in understanding and mitigating the hazard posed by avalanches to seafloor infrastructure, quantifying the role of avalanches in transporting sediment, nutrients and pollutants from land to the deep sea and understanding implications for seafloor ecosystems. In ancient systems she is interested in understanding how avalanches can be used to reconstruct past tectonic and climatic histories. Her research combines direct monitoring of avalanches on the seafloor, studies of modern and ancient outcrops and experimental modelling.
SOES1001: Earth Materials
SOES2013: Sedimentary Systems and Processes (module lead)
SOES2034/39 Spain field class (fieldtrip lead)
SOES3005: Sediments modern and ancient
2022-present: Associate Professor in Sedimentology, University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science.
2012-2022: Lecturer in Sedimentology, University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science.
2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California, USA
2010-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment.
2009-2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Geology and Geophysics.
2005-2009: PhD, University of Bristol, Department of Earth Sciences.
2001-2005: MSci (Hons) in Geology with First Class Honours, University of Bristol.