Department of Geography


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Jennifer Cox

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Geography
  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3HE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2504
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  • Department: Geography
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


After graduating in 2012 from the University of Portsmouth with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Geography, I joined the department on a university funded PhD studentship. The PhD research project, supervised by Dr Philip Soar, utilises high resolution monitoring techniques to evaluate the physical habitat response of river restoration schemes using the River Rother, West Sussex as a case-study.  The project has been undertaken in collaboration with the South Downs National Park Authority with the aim of increasing engagement with river restoration along the River Rother.  I am currently a research associate in the department on the ‘Accounting for Sediment Transport along the River Rother’ (A-STAR) project, which based on both historical and contemporary evidence aims to present a range of potential measures for mitigating against in-channel sediment issues currently faced within the catchment.

Teaching Responsibilities

I contribute to undergraduate teaching within the department at levels 5 and 6, lecturing on fluvial geomorphology, environmental monitoring techniques and river restoration strategies, I also support international fieldwork in the department to Sicily. In addition I work on behalf of the University in local schools and at on-campus events to raise aspirations of higher education.


My research interests lie mainly in the field of fluvial geomorphology, ecohydraulics and the application of innovative technologies, particularly applying the principles of fluvial geomorphology to current environmental problems such as river restoration.