Benjamin Phillips

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My PhD is funded by NERC Understanding the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Doctoral Training Partnership and I also receive CASE funding through Cardigan Bay Coastal Group. In my PhD, I am developing a coastal evolution model (COVE) for applications to gravel barrier coasts, and developing a numerical modelling approach to determine future storm impacts (erosion, flood damages etc.) under future beach profiles. I will then use this modelling approach to inform real options analysis, an economic model which accounts for uncertainty in future sea level rise, to determine the optimum frequency to carry out beach nourishment or decommission coastal infrastructure. Prior to my PhD I obtained a first class BSc (Hons) Geography and published a paper from my MPhil project using a storm impact model (XBeach) to determine the importance of beach morphology in controlling the wave overtopping.