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I am a NERC GW4+ PhD student interested in disaster risk in Small Island Developing States, investigating how flood inundation estimates could be improved in small islands under current and future climate change. I am currently developing a method for simulating pluvial flooding associated with hurricanes under 1.5 and 2 degrees Paris Agreement targets, using Puerto Rico as a test case.

Alongside my PhD research I am also currently a research intern on the interdisciplinary Brigstow Institute project 'How can flood data be more useful?'. As part of this work I am investigating best cartographic practices for representing flood hazard information. The results of this work will be used to understand the preferences flood information users have using an online mapping tool and questionnaire. https://brigstowinstitute.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/project/how-can-flood-data-be-more-useful/

I am a teaching assistant and demonstrator on undergraduate and masters modules in the School of Geographical Sciences: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing; Floods, Flows and Erosion in River Basins and Environmental Risks, Management and Policy.

During my Masters by Research (MScR) project I assessed whether a newly-released Digital Elevation Model TanDEM-X could be used to improve flood estimates in Small Island Developing States. I worked on creating a suitable method to process the TanDEM-X to a Digital Terrain Model for input into hydrodynamic model LISFLOOD-FP. During this project I was under receipt of the JBA Trust/British Hydrological Society MSc Studentship Award Scheme for 2017. I also completed an 8 month internship at environmental consultancy LUC as a GIS consultant.

I graduated from the University of Southampton in July 2017 with a First Class Honours degree in BA Geography. I was awarded the Fawcett Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the 2017 BA Geography cohort and the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences Dean's Award in 2016 and 2017.

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  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
  • Cabot Institute Water Research

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