Dr. C. Gladstone

Laboratory Manager / Research Associate

Lotty Gladstone is interested in geophysical flows, in particular physical sedimentology, and combines laboratory experiments with field observations and simple modelling to understand the processes. Lotty also manages the suite of BPI Fluids Labs.

Biography

  • 2003-present: Laboratory Manager / Research Associate
  • 2000-2003: Newton Trust Fellow, BP Insititute
  • 1997-2000: EPSRC Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1996-1997: Temporary Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
  • 1992-1996: PhD Geology, University of Bristol

Research

Lotty's present research interests include

  • the dynamics and deposits of turbidity currents, debris flows and hybrid flows
  • features of turbulent vertical line plumes, and the way in which they change their environment
  • types of flank and summit volcanic eruptions, using small-scale experiments with bubbly magma
  • the origin of convolute lamination in deep-water turbidites and what they can tell us about shear and buoyancy processes during sediment deformation (with Nigel Woodcock, Earth Sciences, Cambridge)
  • the role of lofting or buoyancy reversal on turbidity currents and pyroclastic flows, and the generation of secondary currents via this mechanism (with David Pritchard, Mathematics, University of Strathclyde)

Publications