Dr Sophie Ward

Senior Research Officer in Bio-Physical Modelling; SEACAMS 2 Scientific Modeller

Scientific Modeller

Room: 107 Marine Centre Wales           Phone: 01248 383978

Email: sophie.ward@bangor.ac.uk

Web: ResearchGate; Google Scholar


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 am currently a numerical modeller working on the SEACAMS 2 project (Centre for Applied Marine Sciences) and on the ECOSTRUCTURE project (School of Ocean Sciences). Particular areas of research interest include: numerical modelling (physical, biophysical and biogeochemical/ecosystem), sediment dynamics, sea-level rise and climate change, marine renewable energy.