Doug Benn

Doug Benn is Chair of Environmental Change, and recently returned to St Andrews after 10 years as Professor of Glaciology at the University Centre in Svalbard. His research interests include calving processes and the dynamics of calving glaciers, glacier surges, the response of Himalayan debris-covered glaciers to climate change, glacio-speleology, and ‘Snowball Earth’ glaciations.

Tom Cowton

Tom Cowton is a Lecturer in Physical Geography. He joined the University of St Andrews in 2016 following a spell as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include glacier-ocean interaction, ice sheet hydrology and dynamics and subglacial erosion.


Heïdi Sevestre

Heidi Sevestre is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews. She migrated south after spending four years in Svalbard (Norway) for her PhD. Her research interests focus on glacier dynamics, and more particularly on the mysterious surging glaciers.


Joe Todd

Joe Todd is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the glaciology group since 2016. Before this, he undertook his PhD at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. He is primarily interested in modelling iceberg calving and its links to environmental and dynamic processes using the full-Stokes model Elmer/Ice.

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