Research and expertise
I am a PhD Researcher interested in Natural Flood Management and its impact on catchment-scale flood modelling.
I have expertise in 2D hydrodynamic flood modelling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial mapping, field data collection methods, and epidemiology mapping. I am interested in high-resolution, high computational power flood modelling methods to represent features at very high resolutions over large catchments, as well as the use of modern data collection methods such as drone LIDAR surveying.
I also have an interest in the mapping of ambulatory data and highlighting the intersection of multiple landscape-scale indicators/factors for use in improving the understanding of the underlying vulnerability of communities.
Current research activity
- Completed a systematic literature review of Natural Flood Management modelling approaches
- Continued work in North Wales on Natural Flood Management projects and flood modelling
- Work with the EDGE consortium and the East Midlands Ambulance Service on ambulance case clustering and vulnerability mapping
- Current approaches to modelling natural flood management sites
- A method for identifying vulnerable groups in the early stages of a pandemic: Lessons from Covid-19
- An exploration of factors characterising unusual spatial clusters of COVID-19 cases in the East Midlands region, UK: a geospatial analysis of ambulance 999 data
- Mental health emergencies and COVID-19: the impact of ‘lockdown’in the East Midlands of the UK
- Rethinking the health implications of society-environment relationships in built areas: An assessment of the access to healthy and hazards index in the context of COVID-19
I have been involved in some teaching within the School
- Early Career Researchers Conference 2022 – Project Manager
Before starting my PhD I completed a Geography BSc course at the University of Lincoln. During my time at Lincoln, I engaged myself with research on the Undergraduate Research and Opportunities Scheme, looking into precision agriculture, as well as doing a short period of work experience with the Environment Agency.
- UROS 2018 – Dean’s Award for Best Research
My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:
- WATER – WISER CDT
- Denbishire County Council
- EDGE Consortium
- East Midlands Ambulance Service