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benp at
+44 (0)151 795 4820



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 modelling approach to determine future storm impacts (erosion, flood damages etc.) under future beach conditions. 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.

I have also delivered training in the XBeach model to local government officials and other stakeholders with an interest in coastal management in two workshops entitled "Monitoring and Modelling for Coastal Zone Management: Conference and Technical Workshop" in St Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada. This work was funded through the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme.