Jeff Warburton is reader in Geomorphology at Durham University, UK. His research is concerned primarily with understanding the geomorphology and sediment transfer processes operating in upland and mountain catchments. Particular emphasis is placed on upland peat erosion; peat mass movements; debris flows / shallow landslides, glacio-fluvial sediment transfer and the geomorphology of mountain streams. This work is underpinned by intensive field monitoring programmes and geomorphological laboratory experiments. A key methodology used extensively in these studies is sediment budget analysis; for which improved measurement techniques and error analyses are being developed.
Dr Jeff Warburton will be working with Laura Harrington throughout her residency at the Durham University Geography Department, exploring the many similarities between their areas of research. This is part of Invisible Dust in Museums as the residency will lead to an exhibition at the Woodhorn Museum in 2015.