Dr Shari L Gallop

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD, MSc(Hons), BSc

Te Rarawa; Ngati Maru

Research Interests

I am a physical marine scientist focused on the coast and nearshore, including oceanography, sediment transport and geomorphology. I work in a range of marine environments, on a spectrum of spatial (mm to 1000’s of km) and temporal (s to decades) scales, including in estuaries, open coast beaches, coral reefs and rock coasts. I use a range of techniques such as in situ field measurements, combined with remote sensing techniques (e.g., video) and numerical hydrodynamic and morphodynamic modelling to understand relationships between meteorological, hydrodynamic, and geological processes. I also have a strong track recovery in community education and engagement, including mainstream media such as BBC Coast New Zealand.  I am a founding committee member of Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering and Associate Editor for Anthropocene Coasts.

Research Supervised

Fellowes, T. (current). The influence of geological setting on embayed beach geomorphology, storm erosion and recovery, PhD, Macquarie University

De Staerke, V. (2018). Decadal evolution of estuarine beaches, Master, Macquarie University

Chirol, C. (2018). Morphological evolution of managed realignment schemes, PhD, University of Southampton

Pitman, S. (2017). Morphological control of rip channel hazard signature, PhD, University of Southampton

Denning, E. (2015). The impact of the winter storm activity in 2013-2014 on coastal morphology along the South Coast of the UK, MSci, University of Southampton

Li, S. (2015). Identifying clusters of storm wave events at a site in the UK, MSc, University of Southampton

Teaching Commitments


Climate; Coastal Sciences; Coastal Zone Management; Marine; Oceanography; Science

Recent Publications

  • Fellowes, T. E., Vila-Concejo, A., & Gallop, S. L. (2019). Morphometric classification of swell-dominated embayed beaches. Marine Geology, 411, 78-87. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2019.02.004

  • Vila-Concejo, A., Gallop, S. L., Hamylton, S. M., Esteves, L. S., Bryan, K. R., Delgado-Fernandez, I., . . . Splinter, K. (2018). Steps to improve gender diversity in coastal geoscience and engineering. Palgrave Communications, 4(1). doi:10.1057/s41599-018-0154-0 Open Access version:

  • Chirol, C., Haigh, I. D., Pontee, N., Thompson, C. E., & Gallop, S. L. (2018). Parametrizing tidal creek morphology in mature saltmarshes using semi-automated extraction from lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 209, 291-311. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.012

  • Gallop, S. L., Bryan, K. R., Pitman, S. J., Ranasinghe, R., Sandwell, D. R., & Harrison, S. R. (2018). Rip current circulation and surf zone retention on a double barred beach. Marine Geology, 405, 12-22. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2018.07.015

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Contact Details

Room: Coastal Marine Field Station, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Phone: +64 2254587167