Dr Jak McCarroll

Dr Jak McCarroll

Visiting Researcher

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)




Internationally refereed journals 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Castelle, B., Scott, T., 2017. Bathymetric controls on rotational surfzone currents (IN PREP). 

Castelle, B., Scott, T., Brander, R.W. and McCarroll, R.J., 2016. Rip current types, circulation and hazard. Earth-Science Reviews, 163, 1-21. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Turner, I.L., 2016. Bathymetric controls on very low frequency rip current motions. Journal of Coastal Research SI75. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Turner, I.L., Van Leeuwen, B., 2016. Shoreface storm morphodynamics and mega-rip evolution at an embayed beach: Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia. Continental Shelf Research. 

McCarroll, R.J., Castelle, B., Brander, R.W., Scott, T., 2015. Modelling rip current flow and bather escape strategies across a transverse bar and rip channel morphology. Geomorphology 246, 502-518. 

Castelle, B., McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Scott, T., Dubarbier, B., 2015. Modelling the alongshore variability of optimum rip current escape strategies on a multiple rip-channelled beach. Natural Hazards, 1-24. 

Van Leeuwen, B., McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R., Turner, I., Power, H., Bradstreet, A., 2015. Examining rip current escape strategies in non-traditional beach morphologies. Natural Hazards, 1-21. 

Bradstreet, A., Brander, R., McCarroll, J., Brighton, B., Dominey-Howes, D., Drozdezewski, D., Sherker, S., Turner, I., Roberts, A., MacMahan, J., 2014. Rip current survival principles: Towards consistency. Journal of Coastal Research SI 72. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., MacMahan, J.H., Turner, I.L., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Brown, J.A., Bradstreet, A., Sherker, S., 2014. Evaluation of swimmer-based rip current escape strategies. Natural Hazards 71, 1821-1846. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Turner, I.L., Power, H.E., Mortlock, T.R., 2014. Lagrangian observations of circulation on an embayed beach with headland rip currents. Marine Geology 355, 173-188. 

McCarroll, R.J., Graham, I.T., Fountain, R., Privat, K., Woodhead, J., 2014. The Ojolali region, Sumatra, Indonesia: Epithermal gold–silver mineralisation within the Sunda Arc. Gondwana Research 26, 218-240. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., MacMahan, J.H., Turner, I.L., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Brown, J.A., Bradstreet, A., 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of rip current swimmer escape strategies, Shelly Beach, NSW, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research SI 65, 784-789.

Conference Papers

Conference presentations and proceedings 

McCarroll, R. J., R. Brander, and T. Scott., 2017. Wave height and bathymetric controls on surfzone current velocity and dispersion across an embayed beach, in Coastal Dynamics 2017, edited by T. Aagaard, Helsingor, Denmark. 

Bradstreet, A., Brander, R., McCarroll, J., Turner, I., Dominey-Howes, D., Drozdewski, D., Roberts, A., Shaw, W., Sherker, S., MacMahan, J., 2014. RIPSAFE: A multidisciplinary research project to reduce rip current related drowning. Proceedings of the 3rd International Rip Current Symposium, Republic of South Korea. 

Brander, R.W., McCarroll, R.J., Turner, I.L., MacMahan, J.H., and Bradstreet, A., 2013. Measurements of swimmer response in rip currents. World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2013, Potsdam, Germany. p. 182. 

McCarroll, R. and Brander, R. 2013. Spatial variability in circulation and cross-shore exchange across multiple rip channels on an embayed beach. In: Turner, I.L. and Couriel, E.D., (Eds.). Proceedings of Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC and IPENZ, Sydney, Australia, 6 p. 

Brander, R.W., Drozdzewski, D., Dominey-Howes, D., Turner, I., Shaw, W., McCarroll, R., Moraza, M., Goff, J. and Sherker, S., 2012. The RIPSAFE Project – a holistic approach to understanding the rip current hazard. Proceedings of Australian Water Safety Conference, Australian Water Safety Council, Sydney, NSW, June 2012, p. 27. 

McCarroll, R.J., Brander, R.W., Macmahan, J.H., Turner, I.L., Reniers, A.J.H.M., Brown, J.A., 2012. RIPSAFE - Rip current swimmer and floater experiments, 2nd International Rip Current Symposium, Sydney, Australia.

Other Publications


McCarroll, R.J., 2014. Field observations of embayed beaches: Lagrangian circulation, morphodynamics and the rip current hazard (PhD thesis). McCarroll, R.J., 2010. Comparative mineralogy, alteration styles, and modelling of deposits within the Ojolali Epithermal Gold-Silver Prospect, Sumatra, Indonesia (Honours thesis).