Associate Professor Astrid Blom

Astrid Blom is an associate professor in the Hydraulic Engineering department of the Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. In her research, she focuses on changes in engineered river systems. In particular, she asks how anthropogenic modification and natural change affect the river equilibrium state regarding channel slope and bed […]

Rose Palermo

Rose is a PhD Candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program for Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering. Rose’s interests span a wide range of topics surrounding surface processes and shoreline change. A common theme of her research is understanding how processes acting on competing timescales influence coastline evolution. She explores this theme under the context of […]

Naomi Edwards: Design Contributor

Naomi Edwards is the Design Contributor for Women in Coastal, which includes our branding and website. Naomi is a Phd student at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Naomi’s interests span from community engagement to institutional change to environmental sociology. Her main research topic is to understand the personal and professional conflicts of coastal professionals […]

Dr Siddhi Joshi

Siddhi recently completed her doctorate and post doctoral research in coastal marine sediment dynamics and biogeosciences at National University of Ireland, Galway. During her PhD she focused on the unique sediment transport properties of maerl or rhodolith habitats (coralline algae habitats found in the West of Ireland and beyond). She is a semi-professional documentary maker […]

Dr Shari Gallop, Co-Founder of WiCGE

Shari is an Early Career Researcher coastal morphologist and oceanographer. She has worked on coasts in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Her research is focused largely on understanding interactions between coastal geology and structures, with met-ocean forcing, and sediment transport. She is particularly interested in physical processes on coasts with reefs, and also of rip […]

Associate Professor Ana Vila Concejo, Co-Founder of WiCGE

Ana is a marine scientist whose speciality is linking scales in coastal geomorphology. She looks at sediment transport and coastal change at different scales: immediate, event, decadal and Holocene. Her career started in Spain, then moved to Portugal in 1998 and came to Australia in 2005. She has worked on ocean and estuarine beaches, tidal inlet […]

Dr Sarah Hamylton, Co-founder of WiCGE

Sarah has worked on tropical coastlines for the last 15 years. She has been lucky enough to work in some varied locations, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles), Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Belize and the Red Sea. Currently based at the University of Wollongong as a Senior Lecturer in GIS, Sarah enjoys building […]

Dr Kristen Splinter

Kristen is a coastal engineer and oceanographer interested on how sandy coastlines (namely beaches) erode and recover from changes in the size of waves, sediment supply, and water levels. She works extensively with numerical models to better understand the physical environment. She is also fascinated by rips and beach morphology and how it changes over […]

Dr Irene Delgado-Fernandez

Irene is a researcher at the University of Cadiz (Spain), with academic and work experience in the UK (from Lecturer to Full Professor at Edge Hill University), Ireland (NERC Post-Doc), Canada (PhD), Australia (visiting MSc), and Spain (BA, MSc Marine Sciences). She has received multiple awards and scholarships, and acts as a reviewer for a […]

Dr Emilia Guisado

Emilia is a Postdoctoral fellow at the University Pablo de Olavide in Spain and has been recently awarded by a 2 years Postdoctoral Contract by the Spanish National Ministry of Research and Technology. She has a PhD in Environmental Sciences and her  primary research goals are directed towards understanding the functioning of coastal ecosystems and […]

Professor Nadia Sénéchal

Nadia is a Professor at Bordeaux University (France) where she is in charge of the Master program in Marine Sciences. Her primary interest when she started working on nearshore processes was on wave transformation in the surfzone on sandy beaches. Her research interest is now focusing on surfzone and swash dynamics, beach morphodynamics and shoreline […]

Dr Amaia Ruiz de Alegria Arzaburu

Amaia is an early career researcher at the Institute of Oceanographic Research at the University of Baja California, Mexico. Amaia’s main topic of interest is morphodynamics and hydrodynamics on gravel and sandy beaches with a focus on beach erosion and recovery at storm-driven, seasonal and annual time scales. Her work has taken Amaia to carry out field work […]

Dr Hannah Power

Hannah is an early career researcher at the University of Newcastle. Hannah’s interests span a wide range of topics in coastal science. Her main topic of interest is hydrodynamics and morphodynamics on sandy beaches with a focus on the surf and swash zones. This work has taken Hannah to beaches throughout Australia, Denmark, and the […]

Dr Graziela Miot da Silva

Growing up on an island in southern Brazil ignited Dr Graziela Miot da Silva’s passion for the sea and the coast. She is a coastal geomorphologist and oceanographer, with experience and research interests on surfzone dynamics and sediment transport, beach morphodynamics and sedimentology, aeolian sediment transport, and climate change impacts on coastal environments. She joined […]

Dr Luciana Esteves

Lu has researched coastal processes at scales relevant to coastal management applications in Brazil, the USA and the UK. When she moved from Brazil to the UK in 2006, her research focus shifted from shoreline changes along sandy coasts to impacts of coastal management interventions in a range of coastal typologies. More recently, her work […]