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Bradbury’s Bursary

In honour of Professor Andrew Bradbury’s contribution to coastal engineering across the SCOPAC region, a £500 bursary will be awarded annually to a University of Southampton ‘Engineering in the Coastal Environment’ student [read more].

Presentations to SCOPAC, January 2018

Both the 2016 and 2017 bursary recipients, Lauren Burt and Emma Harris, were invited to present their findings to SCOPAC on the 19th January 2018. Their presentations were well received by Members and highlighted the benefits of supporting young engineers in the industry.

Their presentations are available to download below, with dissertations further down this page:


Investigating the recent morphological evolution of Pagham Harbour entrance and the cause of the breach to Church Norton spit in winter 2016

Emma Harris: £500 award

The 2017 winner of the Bradbury’s Bursary was Emma Harris. Emma’s research investigated the cause of the recent breach at Pagham Harbour using data from the South-east Regional Monitoring Programme.

Emma’s research proposal was well thought out with clear aims, objectives and a robust methodology for investigating the morphological evolution at Pagham Harbour.

Emma writes, “I am delighted and feel incredibly honoured to receive this bursary”.

Research into barrier beaches was a subject of great interest to Professor Bradbury, having developed a tool for predicting overwashing of barrier beaches for his Ph.D.

Emma Harris
University of Southampton
MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment
Faculty of Engineering in the Environment
September 2017

Download the dissertation (pdf, 4Mb)


Migration of Gravel Barriers over a Consolidating Substrate: Implications for Coastal Management

Lauren Burt: £500 award

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 Burt BSc (Hons)
University of Southampton
MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment
Faculty of Engineering in the Environment
December 2016

Download the dissertation (pdf, 4Mb)