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Research Profile

Prof Ian

Professor of Physical Geography

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

    • ​DPhil, Oxford University, The dynamics of sand transport on a Namib linear dune
    • BA (Hons) Geography, Oxford University


    Ian Livingstone is Professor of Physical Geography in the School of Science and Technology.

  • Ian teaches on the following modules:

    • ENV3110 – Dryland Environments
    • ENV3126 – Dryland Environments (Field module)
    • ENV2108 – Geomorphology
    • ENV2123 – Physical Geography Practical​

    Ian runs the Graduate School’s development programme for research degree supervisors and co-ordinates the development of professional doctorates.  He is the programme leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and runs the following Master level modules:

    • ENVM501 – Research Degree Supervision – workshops
    • ENVM502 – Research Degree Supervision – observation
  • I​an’s research concerns the effects of wind on the landscape, particularly in deserts. He is the co-author of the textbook Aeolian Geomorphology: an introduction (Longman, 1996) and has written papers on desert dune systems and on dust deposits (loess). He currently co-ordinates a working​ group of colleagues based in UK universities who are undertaking research on the dunes in the Namib Desert, and he is also involved in a research project in the Mojave Desert, California. Ian is an editorial board member of the journal Aeolian Research (Elsevier).

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Ian Livingstone’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.