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Anne Stefaniak

Anne Stefaniak


School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences


Anne Stefaniak is a part-time Academic Associate for the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences and a part-time postgraduate researcher completing her PhD looking at the formation of supraglacial lakes on debris-covered glaciers, involving fieldwork in both the Himalayas and European Alps.

In her role as an Academic Associate, Anne teaches on various modules including Skills for Scientists, Mapping and Vocational Skills and various fieldwork.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Anne worked for the European Space Agency (ESA) as a Young Graduate Trainee in the Climate Office analysing data products developed as part of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI).

Anne holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Reading and spent time studying at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) as part of her undergraduate studies before continuing on to complete an MSc in Glaciology from the University of Aberystwyth.

Research areas

Anne’s current research focuses on the formation and evolution of supraglacial lakes on debris-covered glaciers, specifically looking at the role of debris and ice dynamics. The research aims to incorporate a range of techniques to aid our understanding of diminishing vital water resources in regions such as the Himalayas. Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

In addition to working at NTU, Anne is a member of the British Exploring Society and has lead on various expeditions to Arctic Norway, Svalbard, and the Himalayas as a science leader. She is also the Deputy Chair of the Postgraduate Forum for the British Society for Geomorphology.

Additional memberships include:

Sponsors and collaborators

Anne is working with Simon Cook from Dundee University who is one of her supervisors for her PhD.

Press expertise

Glacial geomorphology
Climate change