Investigating the physical and geotechnical properties of the substrate in the lee
of Hurst Spit, Hampshire
Bradbury’s Bursary 2016-17
In honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across
the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary is awarded annually to a student of the University
of Southampton’s “Engineering in the Coastal Environment” Masters course.
In 2016 Lauren Burt was awarded the £500 Bradbury’s bursary as a contribution towards
her masters thesis fieldwork investigating the physical and geotechnical properties
of the substrate in the lee of Hurst Spit, Hampshire.
The thesis proposal was original and well written, with direct application to future
management of the site as well as wider relevance to other barrier beaches and spits
across the SCOPAC region.
Lauren writes, “I was honoured and extremely proud to win the 2016 Bradbury Bursary
set up by SCOPAC. This was awarded upon review of the scoping study prepared for
this thesis, and supported both fieldwork and data analysis.”
Lauren’s masters dissertation is available to download below:
Migration of Gravel Barriers over a Consolidating Substrate: Implications for Coastal