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Sarah Thompson

  • PhD
  • AXA Research Fellowship
  • Swansea University
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Recent publications

  • The electrical self-potential method is a non-intrusive snow-hydrological sensor

    • Thompson S
    • Kulessa B
    • Essery R
    • et al.
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  • Response of debris-covered glaciers in the Mount Everest region to recent warming, and implications for outburst flood hazards

    • Benn D
    • Bolch T
    • Hands K
    • et al.
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Professional experience

AXA Research Fellowship

Swansea University

January 2017 - Present

Research Fellow

Universitat Innsbruck

May 2016 - November 2016(6 months)

Marie Curie Research Fellowship

Universitetssenteret pa Svalbard AS

March 2014 - March 2016(2 years)

Researh fellow

ETH Zurich Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

February 2013 - February 2014(a year)



Swansea University

October 2008 - July 2012(4 years)

School of Geoscinces

University of Edinburgh

August 2007 - August 2008(a year)


University of Edinburgh

September 2003 - June 2007(4 years)


I am a research scientist and educator specialising in glaciology, satellite remote sensing and applied geophysics. My research focuses on identifying and investigating the hazards associated with glaciers, ice sheets and snowpacks in a changing climate. Particularly in developing and adapting geophysical approaches to allow the prediction of hazards in the natural environments, and the assessment of risk to society on a global and local scale.

Co-authors (16)

  • Evan Miles
  • Lindsey Nicholson