Job title: Senior Scientist, Floods.
Professional background: BSc Geography and BSc Engineering.
When did you join HR Wallingford? It’s complicated. I first joined in 2002, went away in 2009 and came back again in 2016. As is the case for many people, HR Wallingford maintains a strong attraction!
How do you apply your knowledge? I work on flood and operational forecasting projects in both river and urban environments. These projects have been based in numerous locations around the world, including the UK, Malaysia, Ireland, the US and Italy. Outside of the project work I provide in-house expert technical advice to colleagues as well as to external clients. Using my project experience I look for innovative solutions to flood and operational forecasting problems and to enhance the expertise of our team.
What do you enjoy about your work? The best part of my job is getting out of the office and sitting with clients and understanding their requirements. That time gives me an opportunity to learn and develop my knowledge and allowing me to present the expertise that we at HR Wallingford can bring to meet those requirements. It’s a cliché, but the people I work with make coming to work a pleasure; there is an amazing breadth of knowledge and expertise, but most importantly there is very much a willingness to share and collaborate on projects. And Howbery Park is a great environment to work in!
The best part of my job is getting out of the office and sitting with clients and understanding their requirements.