Storm Roberts

Storm Roberts

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



I am a PhD candidate at the University of Plymouth. My work is undertaken as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geoscience and the Low Carbon Energy Transition.Project: Assessing past storm and tsunami events with coastal boulder deposits: implications for offshore and coastal renewable energy infrastructure.
Dr Sarah Boulton
Prof Alison Raby
Dr Irene Manzella


  • 2016 - 2020 MGeol (Hons) Geology, University of Plymouth (First Class)


Teaching interests

Acted as a Teaching and Support Assistant on the following modules:
GEOL1005 - Geological maps and Structural Geology
GEOL1008 - Sustainable Geoscience
GEOL1009 - Earth Materials and Resources
GEOL 1010 - Climate Tectonics and Hazards 
GGX1205 - Geographical Journeys (Fieldwork)
GEOL2003 - Geospatial Techniques
GEOL2014 - The Earth Surface and Critical Zone
GEES532 - Geohazards and the Built Environment


Research interests

  • Coastal Boulder Deposits (CBDs)
  • Extreme wave events (Tsunami & Storm waves)

Other research

My MGeol dissertation involved studying landslide path dependency in the Nepal Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS techniques. This led to me working alongside Sarah Boulton and Josh Jones to study path dependency through multiple resolution landslide inventories, which resulted in publication.


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Roberts S, Jones JN & Boulton SJ (2021) 'Characteristics of landslide path dependency revealed through multiple resolution landslide inventories in the Nepal Himalaya' Geomorphology 0-0 , DOI Open access


Conferences organised

  • Helped organise the 2023 Centre for Research in Earth Science Conference and chaired the second session.

Other academic activities

As part of the GeoNetZero Centre for Doctoral Training I have completed over 50 full days of training relating to the low carbon energy transition and will have completed 100 by the end of my PhD. These training courses include Public Engagement - Communicating Geoscience, Critical resources & Rare Earth Elements, High and Low Enthalpy Geothermal, Carbon Capture and Storage, GeoNuclear, and many more.
During my PhD  fieldwork I have accumulated more than 60 hours of drone flying experience.
I also have experience working in coastal laboratories with two weeks spent conducting research at HR Wallingford and another 2 weeks in the University of Plymouth COAST lab.