I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Science a position I have held since 2012. My research looks at how engineers understand the physical ocean environment. My primary interest is the physics and statistics of wind driven waves — particularly what happens when these get very big. My group also works on tidal energy, storm surges, transport of plastic in the ocean and a number of related problems. Prior to my current role I held postdoctoral positions in Oxford and worked as a metocean engineer in industry. I currently run a group of around 10 students and postdocs.