Lucinda was 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 as well as 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 focused on Flood Risk Management (FRM) in the UK and Netherlands. Global flood management is shifting from solely structural defences to combinations of risk-based approaches, taking into accounts all aspects of flood risk. This research evaluates the evolution of this management shift, and investigates the impact these FRM measures are having on flood risk, particularly through socio-hydrological factors of public perceptions and responses.
This research project was funded by DREAM (Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods) CDT, through the National Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Therefore a big data and multi method approach were key in driving this research, including map analysis, private/public/government and community engagement and computer modelling.
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