Sally Brown

  • Scientist and Deputy Head of Department of Life and Environmental Sciences - Bournemouth University

Research interests

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, health, policy and heritage. These all hinge around the drivers and impacts of change, including erosion, flooding, geormophology, sea-level rise and climate change impacts, all set within the wider framework of shoreline management and approaches to adaptation.

I've undertaken research from global to local scales, and annual to centential timescales. 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, Africa, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Maldives and Vanuatu.