I developed an interest in glaciology as an undergraduate at Edinburgh and in particular glacial hydrology. At the University of Chicago, under the supervision of Dr Douglas MacAyeal (and Dr Alison Banwell at SPRI, Cambridge), I have been awarded a NASA NESSF fellowship to monitor and develop understanding of supraglacial lakes, as well as assess their role for wider glacial hydrology and dynamics. Currently, I’m focusing on Petermann Glacier in north Greenland and am especially interested in comparing lakes on the grounded and floating portions of the glacier.
PhD in Glaciology, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA (2014-)
MPhil in Polar Studies (with distinction), Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK (2012-2013)
Research Assistant in Glaciology/Hydrology, Centre de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas (CEAZA), Chile (2011-2012)
BSc (Honours) in Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK (2007-2011)
Macdonald G.J., Banwell, A.F., Arnold, N.S. and MacAyeal D.R. ‘Evolution of supraglacial lakes on Petermann Glacier, north Greenland’, International Symposyium on the Hydrology of Glaciers and Ice Sheets, Hofn, Iceland (June 2015) [poster]