Meet the RISeR team: Oliver Pollard

Hi, my name is Oliver and I have just begun my PhD studies with the School of Earth and Environment here at Leeds. My research will focus on producing a model of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) for Northern Europe during the Last Interglacial. This will hope to further our understanding of the regional solid earth response and its contribution to the rates of sea level change during this time.

I recently graduated from the University of Leeds with MNatSc and BSc degrees in Natural Sciences (majoring in mathematics, minoring in physics). Throughout the course of my degree I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of applied mathematics, including a particular interest in fluid dynamics.

As part of my studies, I produced a Masters project presenting a mathematical investigation and modelling of global ocean tidal dynamics. This work left me with a keen curiosity for applied mathematics in the field of geoscience and I am thrilled to be able to pursue this interest as part of the RISeR team.

In my spare time I love enjoying the outdoors by walking and hiking, especially in the Yorkshire Dales. I’m also a keen cook, reader and love good food and wine.