Lucinda is a PhD student with a passion for flood research. Lucinda began her studies at the University of Chester with a BSc in Geography and Natural Hazard Management. Following a dissertation thesis based on the use of Property Level Flood Protection in Worcestershire, Lucinda continued her studies in this area and completed a MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction at the University of Manchester. Based on key modules in Flood Modelling Concepts and Practice and experience gained during a placement at CH2MHill in Warrington, Lucinda’s MSc thesis took a more theoretical approach and developed a new rating curve for the River Eden at Appleby-in-Westmorland to investigate the flood frequency of the 2015/16 Storm Desmond event on the town.

Lucinda’s postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham will focus on Flood Risk Management in the UK and Netherlands. Innovative and proactive work is needed in order to prepare the UK for an increased frequency and magnitude of flooding under future climate change and land use scenarios. Analysis, adaptation and modelling of international measures, particularly those developed in The Netherlands, can aid in reducing fluvial flooding and its associated socio-economic impact in the UK. This research therefore sets out to identify holistic strategies for UK flood defence, through assessment of successful approaches to flood risk management and their suitability in application to UK flood risk and varying socio-economic factors.

As this project is funded by DREAM (Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods) CDT, the use of big data will be key in driving this research, including computer modelling, map analysis and private/public/government and community engagement.

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