PhD opportunities at Loughborough University, UK
Loughborough University, , United Kingdom
Start reviewing process: 30 November 2021

We are currently advertising for various Geomorphology, Earth Surface processes and Hazard-related PhD projects at Loughborough University. Projects are fully-funded for UK Home students through the Central England NERC Training Alliance (

More information about each of the projects and the application process, as well as contact details for the prospective supervisors, can be found on the links below. Please forward these links to anyone who you think may be interested:

Project 1: Characterising and Generating Landscape Surfaces using Physically Constrained Learning ( Supervised by Prof Chris Keylock & Dr Edwin Baynes

Project 2: Waterfalls, Hillslopes & Sediment: Understanding critical controls of landscape evolution ( Supervised by Dr Edwin Baynes & Dr John Hillier

Project 3: Optimizing river restoration for multiple stakeholder needs ( Supervised by Dr Xilin Xia, Prof Paul Wood & Dr Tim Marjoribanks

Project 4: Quantifying the hidden biodiversity, conservation value and effectiveness of fine sediment detention ponds in agri-environment schemes ( Supervised by Dr Kate Mathers & Prof Paul Wood

Project 5: Arctic-sourced mineral dust fluxes: quantification, drivers and impacts ( Supervised by Prof Joanna Bullard & Dr Matthew Baddock

Project 6: Multi-scale environmental remote sensing for understanding dust in the high latitudes ( Supervised by Dr Matthew Baddock & Prof Joanna Bullard

Project 7: Modelling multi-hazard risk from intense rainfall for climate resilience of transport infrastructure ( Supervised by Dr Tom Dijkstra, Dr Xilin Xia & Prof Qiuhua Liang

Project 8: Plausible most extreme multi-hazard weather events ( Supervised by Dr John Hillier

In addition to the advertised projects above, funding is also available through the CENTA Science Opportunity Scholarships (CSOS) which are awarded prior to any project development, and are open to Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) Home-award-eligible applicants. Please see here for more details of the CSOS:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Loughborough as a place, it’s a small market town in the East Midlands of England (~90 minutes north of London by train) with a vibrant campus-based university (

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Dr Edwin Baynes
Geography and Environment, Loughborough University

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group