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Dr Christine Batchelor, MA, MPhil, PhD

Dr Christine Batchelor, MA, MPhil, PhD

Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College

Biography

Career

  • October 2015 - present: Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College.
  • April 2014 - September 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Qualifications

  • 2010–2014: Ph.D. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (Girton College), UK. Funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC). Thesis: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Canadian Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean.'
  • 2009-2010: M.Phil. (Distinction). Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (Girton College), UK. Thesis: 'Submarine landforms and late Quaternary ice flow in Hinlopen Strait, northern Svalbard margin.'
  • 2006-2009: M.A. (Cantab. Hons.) (First class) in Geography, University of Cambridge (Girton College), UK. Thesis: 'A reconstruction of Loch Lomond Stadial glaciation at the Black Mountain, South Wales.'

Publications

Articles

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Rignot, E., 2017. Submarine landforms reveal varying rates and styles of deglaciation in North-West Greenland fjords. Marine Geology. doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.003
  • Batchelor, C.L., Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2017. Quaternary evolution of the northern North Sea margin through glacigenic debris-flow and contourite deposition. Journal of Quaternary Science 32, 416-426. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2934
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016 (Invited). Lateral shear-moraines and lateral marginal-moraines of palaeo-ice streams. Quaternary Science Reviews 151, 1-26. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.08.020
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2015. (Invited). Ice-sheet grounding-zone wedges (GZWs) on high-latitude continental margins. Marine Geology 363, 65-92. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.02.001
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2014. The physiography of High Arctic cross-shelf troughs. Quaternary Science Reviews 92, 68-96. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.05.025
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2014. Evidence for multiple Quaternary ice advances and fan development from the Amundsen Gulf cross-shelf trough and slope, Canadian Beaufort Sea margin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 52, 125-143. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.11.005
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. Seismic stratigraphy, sedimentary architecture and palaeo-glaciology of the Mackenzie Trough: evidence for two Quaternary ice advances and limited fan development on the western Canadian Beaufort Sea margin. Quaternary Science Reviews 65, 73-87. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.021
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. Variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance across the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean. Geology 41, 131-134. doi:10.1130/G33669.1
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., 2011. Late Quaternary ice flow and sediment delivery through Hinlopen Trough, northern Svalbard margin: submarine landforms and depositional fan. Marine Geology 284, 13-27. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.03.005

Book contributions

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D., 2017. Submarine Glacial Landforms. In: Micallef, A., Krastel, S., Savini, A. (Eds.) Submarine Geomorphology. pp. 207-234.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K., Todd, B.J., Sharp, M.J., 2016. A tidewater glacier landform assemblage in Belcher Inlet, Canadian Arctic. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 155-158.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K., Todd, B.J., 2016. A subglacial landform assemblage on the outer-shelf of M'Clure Strait, Canadian Arctic, ploughed by deglacial iceberg keels. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 337-340.
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Jakobsson, M., Hogan, K.A., Gebhardt, C.A., 2016. Landform assemblage produced by ice-grounding events on the Yermak Plateau. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 329-332.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Batchelor, C.L., Hogan, K.A., Schenke, H.-W., 2016. Nordvestfjord: a major East Greenland fjord system. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 43-44.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Fugelli, E.M.G., Batchelor, C.L., 2016. Grounding-zone wedges on the West Greenland shelf imaged from multibeam and seismic data. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 235-236.
  • Dowdeswell, J.A., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Batchelor, C.L., 2016. Ice-sculpted bedrock in channels of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 59-60.
  • García, M., Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., 2016. A glacier-influenced turbidite system and associated landform assemblage in the Greenland Basin and adjacent continental slope. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 461-468.
  • O'Brien, P.E., Beaman, R., De Santis, L., Domack, E.W., Escutia, C., Harris, P.T., Leventer, A., McMullen, K., Post, A., Quilty, P.G., Shevenell, A.E., Batchelor, C.L., 2016. Submarine glacial landforms on the cold East Antarctic margin. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 46, 501-508.

Conference presentations​

  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016 (Invited). American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S. Oral presentation: 'Grounding-zone wedges and lateral moraines of palaeo-ice streams.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Ottesen, D., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S. Poster presentation: 'Quaternary evolution of the northern North Sea margin.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2016. William Smith Meeting, Geological Society of London. Poster presentation: 'Lateral shear-moraines and marginal-moraines at the margins of palaeo-ice streams.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Dowdeswell, E.K., Todd, B.J., 2015. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna Austria. Poster presentation: 'A subglacial landform assemblage on the outer-shelf of M'Clure Strait, Canadian Arctic, ploughed by deglacial iceberg keels.'
  • Larter, R.D., Hillenbrand, C-D., Smith, J.A., Hogan, K.A., Batchelor, C.L., Cartigny, M., Gowland, E.J., Meisel, O.H., Tate, A.J., Dowdeswell, J.A., Graham, A.G.C., 2015. Oral presentation: 'Glacial geomorphology of the Anvers-Hugo Trough palaeo-ice stream, Antarctic Peninsula: Something old and something new.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., 2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna Austria. Oral presentation: 'Grounding-zone wedges (GZWs) on high-latitude continental margins.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. Post-graduate Research in Marine and Earth Science (PRiMES) conference, Southampton. Oral presentation: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Canadian Beaufort Sea margin.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. UK Arctic Science Conference, Cambridge. Oral presentation: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Canadian Beaufort Sea margin.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria. Oral and poster presentations: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean: variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2013. University of Cambridge Physical Geography Seminar. Oral presentation: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Beaufort Sea margin, Arctic Ocean: variable history of Quaternary ice-sheet advance.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2012. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) conference, Calgary, Canada. Oral presentation: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Beaufort Sea margin.'
  • Batchelor, C.L., Dowdeswell, J.A., Pietras, J.T., 2012. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Workshop, Kananaskis, Canada. Oral presentation: 'Reflection seismic investigations of the Mackenzie Trough and adjacent slope, Beaufort Sea margin.'

Teaching

  • Part IA supervisor: Environmental Change during the Quaternary, 2010 – present.
  • Part IA supervisor: The Cryosphere, 2010 - present.
  • Part IA demonstrator: CorelDRAW, 2013 - present.
  • Part IB supervisor: Paper 6: Glacial Processes, 2011 - present.
  • Part IB course contributor and lecturer: Paper 6: Glacial Processes, 2015 - present.
  • Part II supervisor: Paper 8: The Glacial and Quaternary Record, 2015 - present.