Professor Robert Bingham

Professor Robert Bingham

Personal Chair of Glaciology & Geophysics


Jump to former group members, with clickable links to theses:

Current Group Members:

Helen Ockenden, Ph.D. candidate from September 2019
Funding: NERC Scholarship, part of Edinburgh E4 NERC Doctoral Training Programme
Project title: Analysing the form, flow and future of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica
Additional supervisors: Dan Goldberg, Andrew Curtis, Antonis Giannopoulos  (Edinburgh)

Helen is part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration


Nick Homer, Ph.D. candidate from October 2020
Funding: NERC Scholarship, part of NERC SENSE Centre for Doctoral Training
Project title: Image processing and machine learning applied to Earth Observation of the cryosphere
Additional supervisors: Noel Gourmelen, Sohan Seth (Edinburgh), Hamish Pritchard, Anita Faul (British Antarctic Survey), Frazer Christie (Scott Polar Research Institute)


Becky Sanderson (Newcastle University), Ph.D. candidate from September 2020
Funding: NERC Scholarship, part of NERC IAPETUS Doctoral Training Programme
Project title: Investigating the englacial stratigraphy of ice across East Antarctica
Lead supervisor: Neil Ross (Newcastle); Additional supervisors: Kate Winter (Northumbria), Louise Callard (Newcastle)

Becky is part of the scientific research programme SCAR AntArchitecture


Carla Huynh, Ph.D. candidate from September 2022
Funding: NERC Scholarship, part of Edinburgh E4 NERC Doctoral Training Programme
Project title: The late glacial and Holocene ice history of southernmost South America
Lead supervisor: Andy Hein (Edinburgh); Additional supervisor: Bob McCulloch


Former Group Members:


Julien Bodart, Ph.D., 2023.
Thesis: Reconstructing the history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using internal reflecting horizons from radio-echo sounding
Additional supervisors: Andy Hein (Edinburgh), David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey)
Julien continues in glaciological research, now as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Vancouver Island University, Canada.

Julien on LinkedIn

Dr. Tancrède Leger, Ph.D., 2022
Thesis: Reconstructing the late-Quaternary glacial history of northeastern Patagonia (43°S, 71°W): New insights from geomorphology, geochronology and numerical glacier modelling
Lead supervisor: Andy Hein (Edinburgh)
Tanc continues in glaciological research, now as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Tanc on Researchgate

Dr. Rosie Bisset, Ph.D., 2022
Thesis: Satellite and UAV remote sensing of debris-covered mountain glaciers
Additional supervisors: Pete Nienow, Dan Goldberg, Noel Gourmelen (all Edinburgh)
Rosie continues in glaciological research, now as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Vancouver Island University, Canada.

Rosie on UNBC website

Dr. Rachel Oien, Ph.D., 2021
Thesis: Glacier equilibrium-line altitude as a tool to understand past and present climate
Lead supervisor: Matteo Spagnolo (Aberdeen); Additional supervisors: Iestyn Barr (MMU), Brice Rea (Aberdeen)
Rachel continues in polar research, now as a Postdoctoral Researcher with University at Buffalo, USA.

Rachel on LinkedIn

Dr. Richard Delf, Ph.D., 2020
Thesis: Investigating the internal structure of glaciers and ice sheets using ice penetrating radar
Additional supervisors: Antonis Giannopoulos, Andrew Curtis (Edinburgh)
Richard is now a geophysicist with Orbital Micro Systems Inc.

Richard on LinkedIn

Dr. Frazer Christie, Ph.D., 2018
Thesis: Constraining ice, ocean and climate interaction around West Antarctica
Additional supervisors: Noel Gourmelen, Simon Tett (Edinburgh), Hamish Pritchard (British Antarctic Survey)
Frazer is continuing in Antarctic science, now as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge

Frazer’s website at Scott Polar Research Institute

Dr. Damon Davies, Ph.D., 2018
Thesis: The nature and dynamics of ice stream beds: assessing their role in ice-sheet stability
Additional supervisors: Matteo Spagnolo (Aberdeen), Alastair Graham (Exeter; now South Florida), David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey)
Damon is now a policy researcher at the Scottish Parliament

Damon on LinkedIn

Kyrah McKenzie, M.Sc. by Research, 2017
Thesis: Evaluating grounding-line change of Larsen A, B and C Ice Shelves, Antarctic Peninsula, from 1986-2016
Additional supervisor: Noel Gourmelen (Edinburgh)
Kyrah is now a consultant in the energy sector

Kyrah on LinkedIn

Dr. David Ashmore, Ph.D., 2014, University of Aberdeen
Thesis: The basal environment of Antarctic ice streams from airborne ice-penetrating radar
Additional supervisor: Richard Hindmarsh (British Antarctic Survey)
David continues in airborne geoscience now at the UK Met Office

David on LinkedIn

Dr. Nanna Karlsson, Ph.D., 2011, University of Hull & British Antarctic Survey
Thesis: Radio-echo sounding of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
Lead supervisor: David Rippin (now at University of York)
Nanna continues in polar research, now as Senior Scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Nanna’s website

Dr. Oliver Marsh, Research Assistant, 2008, British Antarctic Survey
Oli worked for me in BAS over summer 2008 on radar data collected from West Antarctica
Oli continues in polar research, now as a Research Scientist at the British Antarctic Survey

Oliver’s website at British Antarctic Survey


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