- I have four main areas of research, as follows:
- Mean Sea level: local, regional and global trends, detection of accelerations, understanding of inter-annual variabilityExtreme sea levels and coastal Flooding: Changes in storm surges, extreme value analysis, compound events,Astronomical tides: inter-annual changes in tides (4.4 and 18.6-year tidal cycles), tidal energyCoasts: impacts of sea level rise, working with nature
External roles and responsibilities
Ivan was born in Zambia (about as far as you can get from the sea – which is odd given he is now an oceanographer) and moved to the UK when he was 19.
He undertook a BSc at the University of Southampton, studying Oceanography and Maths between 1998 and 2001.
After graduating, he worked as a numerical modelling at Assocaite British Ports Marine Envrionmental Research between 2001 and 2005.
After this, he returned to the University of Southampton to do a PhD between 2005 and 2009. The Phd focused on changes in mean and extreme sea levels in the English Channel.
He then undertook Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia between 2009 and 2012.
After this he return to the University of Southampton as a lecturer. In 2016 he was promoted to Associate Professor.