Dr. James M. Fitton

Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark

Coastal Management

Natural Hazards


Social Vulnerability

I am an interdisciplinary coastal management researcher focussed upon undertaking highly applied research capable of influencing government policy. My motivation is to develop research outputs that allow the implementation of more effective, sustainable, and socially just mitigation and adaptational approaches that reduce the impacts of hazards and climate change at the coast. To achieve this I have, and continue to develop, a range of research interests that encompass coastal hazards, remote sensing, GIS, and social vulnerability and justice.


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher based at Aalborg Unviersity, Denmark. I am the Project Investigator on the Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Towns and Small Cities project which is a 2 year project (started September 2017) by addressing key knowledge gaps in the adaptation needs of small coastal communities.

Current and previous research projects

Latest Publication

Fitton, J.M., Hansom, J.D., and Rennie, A.F., (2018) A method for modelling coastal erosion risk: the example of Scotland, Natural Hazards, 91(3), 931-961, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-017-3164-0.