2009-15 Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth
2011- Visiting Professor, University of Mainz
2009-2011 Professor of Coastal Engineering, University of the West Indies.
2006-2008 Associate Director of the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth
2002-2009 Professor of Coastal Engineering, University of Plymouth.
1993-2001 Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of Plymouth
1981-1993 Lecturer 1981-83, Senior Lecturer 1983-90, Principal Lecturer 1990 to 1993, at the University of Brighton specialising in Hydraulics, Hydrology, River and Coastal Engineering.
1978-1981 Engineer and hydrologist with Sir M MacDonald & Partners. Experience on major water resources projects, irrigation schemes and river engineering schemes.
1974-1977 Graduate Civil Engineer with Yorkshire Water Authority. Design experience of pipelines, service reservoirs, hydraulic structures. Site experience on the Grimwith reservoir enlargement scheme.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
From 2006 to 2009 I lead the UK contribution to the European Network for Coastal Research Co-ordination Action (ENCORA) and was the ENCORA themes co-ordinator.
I have jointly authored two leading academic textbooks, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Coastal Engineering, Processes, Theory and Design Practice.