Sally Brown

Affiliate Member of the Tyndall Centre

I’m a coastal and climate change adaptation scientist, and worked in universities for 14 years, before moving to a position outside of academia. I am presently a visiting academic at the University of Southampton. I am affiliated to the Tyndall Centre and am independently undertaking work for the BEIS CS-NOW project where I am investigating the global and regional impacts of sea-level rise on coastal zones.

In my academic and independent research, I am interested in 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. My research has considered coastal change, flooding and climate change on annual to centennial scales. 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;
  • 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.