BA, MPhil, PhD
- Special Supervisor, Physical Geography
- University Lecturer, Geography
Telephone: 01223 333353
Dr Iris Möller received her PhD in Geography 1997, for a doctoral dissertation on ‘Wave attenuation over saltmarsh surfaces’ at the University of Cambridge. After a short spell of working at HR Wallingford Ltd, she joined the University of Cambridge’s Coastal Research Unit as a Research Associate and Deputy Director. She took up a Full-Time College Lectureship in Physical Geography at Fitzwilliam College of the University of Cambridge in 2000. Since 2014, she has held a University Lectureship in Physical Geography (Coastal Processes) at the Department of Geography, alongside continuing her role as Deputy Director of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit.
Dr Möller researches complex shallow coastal environments with a strongly applied focus on improving coastal flood and erosion risk management. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and is currently the Principal Investigator on ten and Co-Investigator on three collaborative research grants. Her 2013 true-to-scale experiment on the natural protection provided by salt marsh vegetation has been described by a reviewer as “just mind blowing and the results therefore unique and of incredible importance”. A recent 2018 follow-up experiment is charted in her blog www.thesaltmarshexperiment.org