Professor David Higgitt is an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Geomorphologists and treasurer of the Asia and Oceania Geosciences Society.
He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Associate Editor, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, and editorial board member of Geography Compass and the RGS-IBG Book Series.
His research is focused on sediment delivery processes – the temporal and spatial dynamics of sediment production and transfer. This work encompasses three related themes of soil erosion assessment and land degradation, construction of sediment budgets and the interactions between erosion processes and surface characteristics.
Within the Department, he is overall Coordinator of the Department Teaching Committee (DTC), where he chairs the Graduate Sub-Committee (GSC). He is Chair to the Infrastructure Sub-Committee (ISC) and Deputy Chair of the External Relations Sub-Committee (ERSC) in semester one and Chair in semester two. David also serves on the Tropical Environmental Change Group.
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