Ian Livingstone

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1986 …2021

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Ian Livingstone is Professor of Physical Geography and the Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision in the University’s Graduate School.

Research Interests

I​an’s research concerns the effects of wind on the landscape, particularly in deserts. He is the co-editor of the textbook Aeolian Geomorphology: a new introduction (Wiley Blackwell, 2019) and has written papers on desert dune systems and on dust deposits (loess).


Alex Hay (Leicester University) The influence of complex topography on aeolian sediment accumulation and preservation: an investigation of morphology and process history. awarded PhD 2018

Jennine Evans (Environmental Science) Sediment Pressures and Mitigation Options for the River Rother. awarded PhD 2018

Matthew Baddock (Geography) Airflow dynamics in transverse dune interdunes. awarded PhD 2005

Joanna Bullard (Sheffield University) An analysis of the morphological variation of linear sand dunes and of their relationship with environmental parameters in the southwest Kalahari. awarded PhD 1994

Giles Wiggs (University College London) Sand dune dynamics: field experimentation, mathematical modelling and wind tunnel testing. awarded PhD 1991


Director of Studies

Current PGRs

Ruth Kiplagat (Regent’s University London)

Ling Wang (Regent’s University London)



Guido Di Martino awarded PhD by Published Work 2020

Nermin Albalbeisi awarded PhD 2019

Jessica York awarded PhD 2017

Krista McLennan awarded PhD 2013

Samantha Ward awarded PhD 2012

Ashiq Islam awarded MPhil 2010

Joanna Jones awarded MPhil 2010

Stella Watts awarded PhD 2008

Paul Clarkson awarded PhD 2006

Louise Cranmer awarded PhD 2004

Janet Jackson awarded PhD 2001

Dominic Tantrum awarded PhD 2002

Teaching Interests

Ian Livingstone runs the Graduate School’s development programme for research degree supervisors. He is the programme leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and leader for the following Master level modules:

  • ENVM501 – Research Degree Supervision – workshops
  • ENVM502 – Research Degree Supervision – observation

Education/Academic qualification

DPhil, (DPhil) The dynamics of sand transport on a Namib linear dune, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 1986

Bachelor, BA (Hons) Geography, University of Oxford


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