Josh began his role as a Research Associate at the Water Research Laboratory in October 2017, after completing his PhD in the field of Coastal Engineering at UNSW Sydney.
During his PhD, he examined the tools available for modelling sediment transport during erosive coastal storm events. Specifically, his research explored the various numerical modelling approaches employed by commonly-used coastal erosion models, presented improved methods for calibrating these models, and quantified data-requirements for effective model calibration. This research has been recently published in the journal, Coastal Engineering.
As part of a NSW Environmental Trust grant, ‘Delivering a beach erosion forecasting system’, Josh will continue to pursue these research interests, exploring a number of numerical and data-driven modelling approaches.