Helen is a member of the Water Resources Systems Group at UKCEH. She is a hydrological modeller specialising in model development. Her research interests include integrated water resource modelling, and the representation of anthropogenic influences in hydrological models. Helen's modelling experience ranges from water resource modelling across a large basin in southern India, to water quality modelling in small catchments within the UK.
Helen has worked with a range of models on projects in the UK, India, and South America. She is currently working on the inclusion of anthropogenic influences (reservoir operations, transfers, water demands, etc.) within the land surface model JULES, as part of the Hydro-JULES project (NERC) and RIVERS Brazil CSSP project (Newton-Bhabha fund).
Recently, Helen developed and deployed the Global Water AVailability Assessment (GWAVA) model, implementing a more detailed groundwater module and introducing small scale human interventions, for the UPSCAPE project in southern India (Newton-Bhabha fund, SWR).
PhD (Particle Physics) Durham University 2016
MSc. (Hons) Durham University 2012
2020 - Present: European Geosciences Union
2019 - Present: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (Surface Water)