Department of Geography


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Chryssa Brown

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Geography
  • Role Title: Recently completed MRes researcher
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 3HE
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  • Department: Geography
  • Faculty: Science


Following graduation in July 2016 with a first class degree in BSc (Hons) Geography, I have re-joined the Department on an externally-funded MRes studentship project. I hold current membership to the National Trust, River Restoration Centre, British Geomorphological Society and Royal Geographical Society and also received a joint award - Best Undergraduate in the Department 2015/16 - presented by the Geography Department. My dissertation study - focusing upon the identification and measurement of meander bend styles on the River Otter, Devon via GIS techniques - has also been nominated for two external dissertation awards.

Teaching Responsibilities

I do not have any current teaching responsibilities as part of the MRes programme but would be keen to support the work of the Department on teaching and representative duties.


Research over my three years as an undergraduate has proved influential to my research career. Whilst Geography has allowed me to develop a broad knowledge of people, places and global interactions, my degree has also provided me with many opportunities to explore, discover and understand. Over the next 12 months, I am involved with the ‘Forgotten Fields’ project, supervised by Dr Alastair Pearson and Dr Philip Soar. 

This project will involve the study of historical and contemporary mapping resources to understand the changing nature of land use in the Rother valley, West Sussex from early 1840s to present-day.  Working within a research team consisting of Departmental colleagues and staff from the National Trust and South Downs National Park Authority, my research will be focused primarily upon the history, development and management of water meadow habitats, through use of broad-scale GIS analysis methods to identify both past and current distributions.  I hope that this research will further illustrate the delicate relationship between people and the landscape, whilst highlighting the importance of monitoring changes in catchment-based riverine habitats to inform future management efforts.