Dan is a hydraulic modeller, working on flood mapping, flood risk assessments and hydrology. He also provides support on project tenders and project management. He graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in Civil and Coastal Engineering. After that he worked in hydraulic modelling and civil engineering roles. He’s worked on a wide range of projects in the water sector, including providing flood maps for … Continue reading Dan Piggott »

Dr Matthew O’Hare is an internationally recognised expert, with over 25 years experience working across the UK and Europe, on freshwater systems subject to multiple stresses. He has also worked in Australia, Brazil and Africa (Kenya). His work has combined applied and fundamental research with practical management. He has been heavily involved in the practical implementation of environmental policy and legislation, especially the EU Water … Continue reading Dr Matthew O’Hare »

Fraser has an Msc in Land and Hydrographic Surveying from the University of Glasgow and an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh. His undergraduate degree provided him with a solid foundation in a wide range of subjects such as sedimentology, structural geology, hydrogeology and geomorphology. This has given him an understanding of how the subsurface affects the formation of topography. For his … Continue reading Fraser Drummond »

Michael is a masters graduate with experience in freshwater ecology, fisheries biology, and river habitat restoration through a 2 year study of salmonid habitat in the Tromie catchment. Since then, natural flood management through ‘re-naturalising’ peatland catchments has been a highlight of his early career. At cbec, Michael hopes to expand on his knowledge of flood modelling whilst carrying out his role as a Junior … Continue reading Michael MacDonald »

Lynsey is a geoscientist specialising in fluvial geomorphology and has over fifteen years’ experience across the environmental, engineering and mining sectors. Her PhD focused on untangling the effects of climate and vegetation on sediment transport and landscape properties, based on topographic analysis, the derivation of erosion rates using cosmogenic nuclides and the use of GIS and remote sensing datasets. Lynsey previously worked at JBA Consulting, … Continue reading Dr Lynsey MacLeary »

Michael is an advocate for nature-based solutions which deliver multiple benefits for people and the environment – and believes that the two are not mutually exclusive. He previously worked for cbec in 2016, as lead author of the Natural Flood Management Toolbox, a seven-step guide to scoping and implementing NFM schemes, and is excited at joining cbec again. Michael holds an MSc (Distinction) in Integrated … Continue reading Michael Green »

Chrystiann Lavarini is a geomorphologist who has investigated rivers and landscapes since his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (in Brazil), through to his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. His research has coupled field, lab, and modelling techniques to answer questions on sediment transport, river dynamics, landscape evolution and soil geomorphology in France, Brazil, and UK. After his Ph.D., Chrystiann was employed as an environmental consultant by … Continue reading Chrystiann Lavarini »

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, sustainable river management and restoration, and science and policy in river basin management.  His career has combined university lecturing (Nottingham and Plymouth) with a decade in consulting where he has directed, managed and provided technical input to catchment-scale projects in a variety of river habitats across the UK and western USA.  Management objectives for these … Continue reading Dr Peter Downs »

Grace studied BSc Physical Geography at the University of Southampton, developing knowledge of fluvial geomorphology and river basin management. Through fieldwork, she has applied this knowledge to a number of contrasting river systems, using a variety of hydrology and sedimentology sampling techniques. Grace has also gained knowledge of surveying techniques through the use of RTK GPS and dumpy levels to explore topographic change across river … Continue reading Grace Prouse »

Sam is a spatial scientist with a specialisation in fluvial geomorphology. Sam studied fluvial geomorphology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) under Professor Gary Brierley and Dr Jon Tunnicliffe. His studies focused on utilising high-resolution photogrammetric techniques to analyse channel stability from a catchment management perspective, and involved the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to capture high resolution data across a large alpine … Continue reading Sam McArthur »