School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Penelope How

Research postgraduate (PhD)

Registered at the University of Edinburgh and the University Centre in Svalbard

Upper Lewis PhD office 4.06, Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP


Twitter: @PenelopeRHow

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About Me

I am a second year research student studying for a PhD in glaciology, and my time is currently split between Edinburgh and Svalbard. I have a strong field-based background, being brought up in the Peak District and completing my undergraduate and masters degrees at Lancaster University (right next to the Lake District!). I'm a bit of a climbing junkie too, which has taken me (so far) to the Himalayas, New Zealand, the Alps, Spain, and Australia. In between all this, I like film-making and my Svalbard fieldwork provides great material. My videos are featured on the University Centre in Svalbard's Youtube page.

Research interests: time-lapse camera set-ups and photogrammetry analysis, glacier calving, role of water in glacier movement, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications in glacial environments, glacier-volcano interactions in Iceland

  • MSc (By Research) Environmental Science, thesis titled 'Measuring glacier movement and its influences using a new approach in terrestrial time-lapse techniques', Lancaster University
  • BSc Physical Geography (4-year Australasia course, with third year spent at the University of Wollongong, Australia), First class degree, Lancaster University