Job title: Scientist, Floods.
Professional background: MSc in Hydrology and Water Quality, BSc in Landscape Architecture, Graduate Member of CIWEM.
When did you join HR Wallingford? In January 2013, having previously worked for an independent consultancy as a flood risk and drainage engineer.
How do you apply your knowledge? I use theories and principles from catchment hydrology and fluid mechanics, and apply them in flood forecasting, river modelling, water resource modelling and drainage modelling. I specialise in working on operational forecasting systems, but I work on a wide array of projects for which I use specialist software and develop bespoke tools.
I have worked on projects in the UK and internationally. I’m currently involved in developing operational forecasting models for peninsular Malaysia.
I combine my commercial work with doing a part time PhD in the subject is Global Flood Forecasting models, collaborating with the Open University, the University of Reading, European Centre for Midrange Weather Forecasting and Deltares. Currently I’m conducting a survey for this work, which is focusing on how operational flood forecasters deal with the uncertainty of their forecasts. If you are interested in more information about this, please feel free to contact me.
What do you enjoy about your work? I enjoy the variety of technical challenges every new project brings, and the unique combination of research and consultancy that HR Wallingford provides. This ensures that I keep my feet firmly in reality, whilst getting the opportunity to develop and explore exciting innovations and technologies in the hydrology sector.
I keep my feet firmly in reality, whilst getting the opportunity to develop and explore exciting innovations and technologies in the hydrology sector