The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Rupert Bainbridge

Post-doctoral Research Associate


My principal research interest is in glaciated environments, particularly focused on glacial meltwater systems. During my undergraduate studies I studied drainage mechanisms for the Oberer Russellsee ice-dammed lake in west Greenland. From there I have followed my interest in meltwater and examined the geomorphological impacts of multiple jökulhlaups (glacial outburst floods) in a bedrock fluvial system in south-east Iceland for my MPhil thesis. I have been informally involved with field work supporting Prof. Andy Russell and Dr. Andy Large on NERC-funded fieldwork on the River Coquet in 2008 and on their more recent NERC-funded research into the 2009 Cumbria floods. My involvement in my own and other research has encouraged my interest in the geomorphological response of landscapes to high magnitude flood events. I have also been involved in data collection and analysis for a project focussed on high magnitude floods generated by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in 2010.