Georgina Bennett

Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at University of East Anglia



2015 (Sept) – present              Postdoctoral Research Associate, with Sandra Ryan at the US Forest Service and Sara Rathburn at Colorado State University

2013 – 2015                             Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, with Professor Josh Roering.

2008 (Aug-Oct)                        Research Associate, Durham University, with Professor Daniel Donoghue.


Ph.D                                         ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Environmental Engineering), 2013.

Supervised by: Dr. Peter Molnar, Prof. Paolo Burlando and Dr. Brian McArdell.

Thesis title: ‘Modeling sediment transfer through the Illgraben’.

M.Sc (by research)                Durham University (Geography), 2009

Supervised by: Prof. David Evans, Dr. Patrice Carbonneau and Dr. David Twigg.

Thesis title: ‘Assessing glacier retreat and landform production at the ‘debris-charged’ snout of Kvíárjökull, Iceland’.

B.Sc                                          Durham University (Geography), 2008.

Dissertation title: ‘Paraglacial slope adjustment, landform succession and landscape evolution following recent glacier retreat, Sandfellsjökull, Iceland’.


Featured in Water Resources Research, 2013 (for Bennett et al., 2014)

Shortlisted for best article in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2012 (for Bennett et al., 2012b, Erosional Power in the Swiss Alps…)

Shortlisted for best map in the Journal of Maps 2010 (for Bennett et al., 2010a,b)

Landscape Research Group Dissertation Prize in the category of ‘Original academic research and showing conceptual sophistication in the study of landscape’, 2009.

Prize for the best oral presentation at the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Student Conference, 2009.

Durham Postgraduate Scholarship for MSc research (2009)

Prize for the best BSc geography dissertation in my year at Durham, 2008.