Who is on the cbec team?
cbec prides itself on the extensive level of practical and academic experience held by its staff and management.
the core of our success
Dr Hamish Moir MSc PhD
UK Managing Director & Geomorphologist
Hamish is cbec’s UK Managing Director and has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology-instream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities.
Dr Chris Bowles PhD
US Managing Director
Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with over 18 years of experience in water resources and ecological engineering. He obtained his doctorate in physical and computational modelling of intake._.
Dr Eric Gillies BEng PhD
Dr Eric Gillies has over 20 years’ experience in modelling and measurement of a diverse range of fluid flows, and for the past 6 years has specialised in modelling river flows and._.
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,._.
Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist
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._.
Sam McArthur MSc
Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist and Southern Team Leader
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._.
Michael Green MSc, MCIWEM
Senior Restoration /NFM consultant
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._.
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._.
Fraser Drummond MSc
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._.
Dr Peter Downs PhD, CGeog (Geomorph), SFHEA
Principal Fluvial Geomorphologist
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._.
Dan Piggott BEng
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._.
Kate Comins MSc
Business and Projects Coordinator
Kate has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, specialising in river and water resource management. She has a sound technical knowledge of river restoration techniques and processes and extensive project management._.
Gordon Falconer MSc
Senior Technical Specialist
Gordon Falconer has an MA Honours in Geography and an MSc in Sustainable Catchment Management from the University of Dundee. He has been conducting topographic and bathymetric surveys with cbec for over._.
Jorge Iguzquiza MSc
Jorge has five years’ experience in river basin management and GIS, and holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Restoration from University of Barcelona, where he studied specific subjects about GIS Analysis,._.
Alison Wilson BSc
Senior Project Manager
Alison Wilson has a BSc Honours in Geography from the University of Aberdeen. Through her degree, she gained a fundamental understanding of important management and conservation issues relating to the physical environment,._.