Affiliate Member of the Tyndall Centre
I'm a coastal and climate change adaptation scientist working at Bournemouth University, UK and affiliated to the Tyndall Centre. I'm passionate about understanding how physical-human systems on the coast interact. My research areas revolve around coastal change - including how our physical processes and socio-economic change vary throughout time - and climate change adaptation - finding methods and solutions to adapt to these changes. I am particularly interested in taking a wide systems view of coastal change, integrating research across disciplines, having learnt about physical processes, human interactions, societal needs and policy. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide range of people around the world. I have published or researched on coasts around Europe and Africa coasts, plus Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Maldives and Vanuatu. I like to ask questions such as:
- 'What hazards do we face today?'
- 'How much will sea-levels rise?'
- 'What and who will be affected?'.,
- 'What's changing now and why?'
- 'How will we cope in the future?'
- 'How can we change?'
To answer these questions, I've undertaken research from global to local scales, and annual to centennial timescales. My particular research interests include:
- The impacts of sea-level rise at a global scale;
- The impacts of sea-level rise at regional and local scales;
- Small islands: Sea-level rise, impacts and sustainable development;
- Delta environments: Sea-level rise, subsidence and their impacts;
- Adaptation to sea-level rise, flooding, erosion and multiple drivers of change;
- Policy implications and management of coastal science and engineering;
- Erosion, geomorphology and coastal structures.
My publication list is here: https://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/browns
My Bournemouth website is here: https://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/browns
Further information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/sallybrown77/home