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John is a environmental scientist specialising in fluvial geomorphology and fine sediment dynamics. His academic research focused on understanding how sediment, pollutants, micro-organisms, and flow-dynamics interact to influence the quality and health of rivers and estuaries. During his PhD he developed a novel imaging technique to visualise the complex, multi-scale properties of river sediment aggregates known as ‘flocs’. As a post-doctoral research associate he was … Continue reading John Wheatland »

Colm Casserly is a Geomorphologist and Senior Technical Specialist with cbec’s international team based in Ireland. Colm undertook his PhD at University College Dublin, where his doctoral research formed part of the EPA-funded Reconnect project that developed a validated methodology for prioritising in-stream barriers for either modification or removal. Specialising in fluvial processes, his area of expertise centres on the geomorphic impact that low-head dams … Continue reading Colm Casserly »

Bogdan began surveying long before he graduated from University. He started with Boundary surveys necessary for Land Book registry and after graduation most of the topographical surveys were for earth, dirt, gravel, sand volume calculations in and for open pits projects and gravel quarries. It was at this time when he fell in love with the job and realised this was the career for him. … Continue reading Bogdan-Alexandru Mihaila »

Megan Annetts studied BSc Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University, developing a keen interest in fluvial geomorphology, and flood risk, as well as acquiring field experience in, sediment sampling, macroinvertebrate sampling and land surveying techniques. Her research project as an undergraduate student explored the impact of micro-hydropower on river channel morphology and subsequent impacts on flooding caused by these changes, which encompassed extensive desk  based assessments … Continue reading Megan Annetts »

Dan Piggott

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 »

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 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 »

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 »