Niall Gandy

Niall Gandy


I am a Palaeo-Glaciologist, with a focus on the British-Irish Ice Sheet. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield and remained for an MSc in Polar and Alpine Change. My MSc dissertation mapped glacial landforms in the Firth of Forth, and suggested the ice dynamics of the British-Irish Ice Sheet in the area. I began my PhD in October 2016, using the BISICLES model to help understand the dynamics of the collapse of the British-Irish Ice Sheet.

Twitter: @NiallGandy


Gandy, N., Gregoire, L. J., Ely, J. C., Cornford, S. L., Clark, C. D., and Hodgson, D. M. Exploring the ingredients required to successfully model the placement, generation, and evolution of ice streams in the British-Irish Ice Sheet, Quaternary Science Reviews.

Ely, J. C., Clark, C. D., Hindmarsh, R. C., Hughes, A. L., Greenwood, S. L., Bradley, S. L., Gasson, E. , Gregoire, L. , Gandy, N. , Stokes, C. R. and Small, D. (2019), Recent progress on combining geomorphological and geochronological data with ice sheet modelling, demonstrated using the last British–Irish Ice Sheet. J. Quaternary Sci.. doi:10.1002/jqs.3098

Gandy, N., Gregoire, L. J., Ely, J. C., Clark, C. D., Hodgson, D. M., Lee, V., Bradwell, T., and Ivanovic, R. F. Marine ice sheet instability and ice shelf buttressing of the Minch Ice Stream, northwest Scotland, The Cryosphere, 12, 3635–3651,, 2018.


  • PhD, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
  • MSc Polar and Alpine Change, University of Sheffield
  • BSc Geography, University of Sheffield

Research groups and institutes

  • Palaeo@Leeds
  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science