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Professor Andrew Cooper

Professor of Coastal Studies

Profile image of Professor Andrew Cooper


School of Geog & Environmental Scs


Environmental Sciences Research


Room G262 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA




PhD Geology, University of Natal, 1991

MSc Geology, University of Natal, 1987

BSc Geology, Queen’s University, Belfast 1984

Teaching interests

Andrew teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the geography and environmental science degree programmes. He is Course Director for the Pg.Dip/MSc in Coastal Zone Management.

Research interests

Andrew works in areas of coastal environmental change at various temporal scales, from the Quaternary through to short-term changes.  He has a diverse range of interests in the geomorphology and sedimentology of estuaries, lagoons, beaches and dunes and rocky coasts.

He has published on coastal environments worldwide and is interested in how scientific understanding of ‘how coasts work’ can be applied to practical aspects of coastal management.