I am a coastal numerical modeller with academic qualifications from Durham University (PhD and PGCAP) and the University of the West Indies (MPhil and BSc). I joined the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University in September 2023 as the ECM Course Director and a Departmental Lecturer. Additionally, I am a Co-Executive Lead for the Atlantic chapter of the Nature Based Coastal Solutions (NBCS) Community of Practice, a Coastal Zone Canada Association initiative. Prior to joining Oxford University, I held a joint Course Director (BSc Geography) and Lecturing (Physical Geography) position at Coventry University.


My primary research interest lies in the development, refinement, and applications of numerical models, and GIS and remote sensing techniques for studying coastal systems behaviour (evolution) and vulnerability over time and space scales of interest to coastal managers, particularly in small island states. Currently, my interests can be broken down into three thematic areas:

  • Modelling decadal to centennial shoreline evolution across tens to hundreds of kilometres (i.e., mesoscale shoreline evolution)
  • Coastal flood risk and vulnerability assessments under future climate projections
  • Understanding the socioeconomic implications of flood prediction uncertainty.,

I also have secondary research interests relating to (a) approaches in higher education teaching and assessment in Geography and Environmental Science, and (b) decolonising physical geography.


  • Seenath, A. (2023). A new approach for handling complex morphologies in hybrid shoreline evolution models. Applied Ocean Research, 141: 103754. doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2023.103754
  • Seenath, A. (2022). A new approach for incorporating sea-level rise in hybrid 2D/one-line shoreline models. Scientific Reports, 12: 18074. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-23043-w
  • Seenath, A. (2022). On simulating shoreline evolution using a hybrid 2D/one-line model. Coastal Engineering, 178: 104216. doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2022.104216
  • Seenath, A. (2018). Effects of DEM resolution on modeling coastal flood vulnerability. Marine Geodesy, 41 (6): 581–604. doi: 10.1080/01490419.2018.1504838
  • Seenath, A., M. Wilson, K. Miller. (2016). Hydrodynamic versus GIS modelling for coastal flood vulnerability assessment: Which is better for guiding coastal management?Ocean and Coastal Management, 120: 99–109. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.11.019
  • Seenath, A. (2015). Modelling coastal flood vulnerability: Does spatially-distributed friction improve the prediction of flood extent? Applied Geography, 64: 97–107. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.09.010