I graduated with a Geography BSc degree from the University of Southampton, England, and completed a PhD at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Following a short period as a Temporary Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, England, I undertook post-doctoral work at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and then joined Aberystwyth University in April 2000. My main research interests focus on geomorphology and sedimentology, especially in the drylands of Australia and southern Africa. Particular research themes include: anabranching rivers; floodplains and floodouts; wetlands in drylands; channel-vegetation interactions; bedrock-influenced rivers; controls on gully erosion; long-term fluvial landscape development; palaeoenvironmental change; and the use of drylands on Earth as analogues for Martian surface environments. I am also interested in environmental issues more generally, including current debates about global climate change and the Anthropocene, and in science education.