Oliver Bartlett



College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Discipline: Geography
Department: Geography


In 2015 I graduated from The University of Sheffield with a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Physcial Geography. On this course I developed a keen interest in researching the cryosphere and undertook a dissertation project investigating changes to lakes on Tian Shan glaciers since the turn of the century. I further pursued this interest by studying for an MSc in Polar and Alpine Change, also at Sheffield. For the MSc I spent 6 weeks at UNIS in Svalbard learning various glaciological field techniques and gaining a more in-depth knowledge of Arctic glaciation. Additionally, I undertook a research dissertation investigating the origin and development of hummocky surface topography on debris-covered glaciers in the Mt Everest region of the Himalayas.

Currently my research focuses on the Greenland Ice Sheet and trying to improve knowledge of its subglacial topography. For this project I will combine remote sensing and field observations to develop novel methods for constraining bed topography and testing current models of subglacial terrain.

MSc Polar and Alpine Change, The University of Sheffield: Distinction
BSc (Hons) Physical Geography, The University of Sheffield: First Class