A person in a bright orange jacket and colourful knitted hat with a backpack, standing in front of a snowy mountain landscape.

Jamie MacManaway

Loughborough University


Evolution of emerging post-glacial landscapes induced by a changing climate


  • Dr Edwin Baynes,
  • Dr Jeff Evans 

PhD Summary

As a result of anthropogenic warming, many regions around the world are experiencing rapid transitions from glacial to post-glacial conditions. This may have implications for geohazards such as landslides and glacial lake outburst floods. Using GIS and remotely sensed data in combination with topographic analysis tools, the aim of this project is to quantify evolution of emerging post-glacial landscapes at a range of spatiotemporal scales. 

Previous activity

Before my PhD, I spent the best part of twenty years working in adventure tourism and education. I was fortunate enough to live, work and play in some incredible places, including the Alps, Canadian Rockies, and Scottish Highlands. I then undertook a Geography degree as a mature student and became increasingly concerned about the impacts of climate change – particularly on mountain environments. This led to an MSc by research – during which I monitored glacier evolution and assessed glacial lake outburst flood hazard across the Bolivian Andes.   

Why did you choose doctoral research?

I developed a passion for research whilst studying for my BSc and MSc degrees and am keen to continue developing as a researcher and scientist 

Why did you choose CENTA?

I was attracted to the CENTA DTP by the multidisciplinary nature of the consortium and the wide range of training opportunities available to doctoral researchers. 

Future plans

I’m a firm believer in the role of good science and its effective communication in helping to tackle the multiple environmental challenges that we face today. I hope to use the skills and experience that I develop during my doctorate to enable me to go on to a pursue a career in research or policy development.