Geocoastal Research Group
The University of Sydney
PhD Candidate (Geography)
Tegan Hall is a PhD candidate of the Geocoastal Research Group at the University of Sydney, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Geographical Sciences) at the University of Queensland, Australia and received a First Class Honours for her thesis titled “The effects of land clearance on channel morphology: a focus on river pool infilling, Young River, south-western Australia.”
Tegan’s current PhD research investigates the power of network theory in explaining the structural and spatial disintegration of complex civilizations. Focusing on the decline of the largest pre-industrial state – the Khmer Empire in medieval Southeast Asia – as a case study, her project uses palaeoenvironmental techniques to reconstruct the settlement history of the kingdom from the beginning of the Angkor period to the Empire’s collapse, and onward through Cambodia’s transition to modernity.