Postgraduate Researchers

Liam Berrisford

Liam Berrisford
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • BSc Computer Science
  • Software Engineer – Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Counter-Terrorism and Security Division)
  • Interests and skill-sets: Parallel computing, networking and algorithmic complexity

Margaret Bolton

Margaret Bolton
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MSc Applied Ecology from the University of Exeter
  • Ongoing research: Patterns in parasite prevalence across geographic and climatic space.
  • Interests and skill-sets: Macroecology, field ecology, data science and statistics

Xiaoqing Chen

Xiaoqing Chen
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MSc Statistics at the University of Southampton
  • MSc Dissertation: On estimation of uncertainty of areal aggregates from point level Bayesian hierarchical spatial modelling
  • Interests and skill-sets: Bayesian hierarchical models, spatio-temporal modelling in the environment, novel data fusion methods and uncertainty propagation quantification.

Eliza Duncan

Eliza Duncan
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MSc Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate at the University of Reading and BSc Mathematics at the University of Exeter.
  • Masters dissertation: ‘Quantifying Changes in Cloud Properties in Pollution Tracks’ to further understanding of rapid adjustments associated with aerosol-cloud interactions.
  • Interests and skillsets: Climate dynamics, climate modelling, aerosols, aerosol-cloud interactions and remote sensing.

Christopher Kerry

Christopher Kerry
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • BSc Physical Geography (Reading), MSc Biodiversity and Conservation (Exeter)
  • Ongoing research: Remote sensing of fishing effort in proximity to seamounts, creating quantitative tools for assessing ocean health, satellite tagging of marine vertebrates
  • Interests: Fisheries science, marine spatial ecology, geoinformatics

Timothy Lam

Timothy Lam
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • BSc Earth Sciences (HKU), MSc Climate Change and Development (Reading), MSc Climate Change and Sustainable Development (AIT Thailand)
  • Recent research: Modelling of water stress effects on vegetation
  • Interests: Climate change impacts on hydrologic cycle, and drought monitoring

Guy Lomax

Guy Lomax
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MSc Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London
  • Recent research: Natural climate solutions – harnessing forests and soils for climate change mitigation
  • Interests: Climate change mitigation and adaptation, remote sensing, resilience

Josh Redmond

Josh Redmond
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • BSc Politics at the University of Exeter,
  • Previously: Research Assistant focusing on social network analysis and environmental sociology
  • Interests: Education, data visualisation and information design.

Maria Schewenius

Maria Schewenius
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MSc Ecosystems, Governance, and Globalization from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University 
  • XR and AI in planning and design for urban resilience  
  • Interests: Social-ecological systems, resilience 

Arthur Vandervoort

Arthur Vandervoort
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • BA International Relations from the University of Exeter
  • Undergraduate Dissertation: “Data Feminism’s Big Potential for Big Data”
  • Interests: Feminist Epistemology, Development Studies, Climate Science

Alice Wells

Alice Wells
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MMath in Mathematics at the University of Exeter
  • Undergraduate Dissertation: “Investigating the role of marine organics in cloud formation over the Southern Ocean”
  • Interests: Fluid dynamics, cloud formation, climate science

Ned Westwood

Ned Westwood
Postgraduate Researcher, UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence

  • MRes Politics from the University of Exeter
  • MRes Dissertation: ‘Computer Assisted Approaches to Narrative Analysis’
  • Interests: Climate change discourse, natural language processing, social sensing