I am Professor of Physical Oceanography in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University which has been my base for many years. I am
a seagoing Oceanographer with an enthusiasm for making new measurements to
test theories and models but I also get involved in theoretical developments
and enjoy the challenge of inter-disciplinary studies.
I have a broad range of interests in the physical processes that control
the environment in shelf seas and estuaries and their impact on biological
and sediment processes in the water column. In particular, I have contributed
to the study of (i) the interaction between buoyancy input and tidal stirring
and the resulting tidal mixing fronts and (ii) the effects of freshwater input
to estuaries and shelf seas. Currently I am much involved with my research
group in making innovative measurements of turbulent processes and using the
results to test hypotheses and models of vertical mixing in the shelf seas.
I am also trying to apply understanding, acquired in the European shelf seas,
to other shelf seas around the world.