Dr Sophie Ward
Research Fellow, Senior Research Officer in Bio-Physical Modelling
Room: 107 Marine Centre Wales Phone: 01248 383978
I graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath in 2007, where my major subjects were Physics and Environmental Sciences. Following that, I worked for two years as a Graduate Environmental Consultant in North Wales. In 2009-2010 I undertook an MSc in Applied Physical Oceanography, followed by a PhD in Physical Oceanography (2010-2014), both at Bangor University. The focus of the PhD was on simulating changes in Northwest European shelf sea tides due to sea-level rise since the Last Glacial Maximum, and exploring the use of seabed sediment grain size as a proxy for past tidal current conditions.
I worked for several years as a physical oceanographer on the SEACAMS 2 project, conducting collaborative RD&I projects with the marine renewable energy sector in Wales. I am currently a numerical modeller working on the ECOSTRUCTURE project, as well as the Shellfish Centre and Menai Offshore Subsurface Shellfish Systems projects, which are focussed on the shellfish industry around the Welsh Coast.
Particular areas of research interest include: numerical modelling (physical, biophysical and biogeochemical/ecosystem), sediment dynamics, sea-level rise and climate change, marine renewable energy.