Dr Michael Cuttler is originally from the USA where he completed an undergraduate and Honours degree in earth sciences and coastal processes at Boston College. After completing his PhD at The University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2017, he is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UWA’s Oceans Graduate School and Oceans Institute. His research focuses on understanding the physical processes driving changes in coastal morphology over a range of a temporal (individual storm events to interannual/decadal coastal evolution) and spatial scales (individual beaches to regional coastlines). To study these processes, he relies on observational data (in situ and remotely sensed) as well as numerical modelling. His current research projects span the Western Australian coastline from the South Coast to the Pilbara.