Professional summary

Research Interests

I joined the Hydrological Status and Outlooks Group at CEH as a Hydrological Analyst in November 2018.  Since then I have been involved in a variety of projects. However, my primary research theme is hydrological statistics.

I first got involved with UKCEH through my MSc thesis - investigating the potential of statistical models to simulate hydrological dynamics in rivers that cease to flow. My colleagues and I have since developed this work further, simulating intermittence across the UK.

I am also involved in frequency analysis of HadUK rainfall data, providing insights into current and best practices for assessing the rarity of low-magnitude rainfall events in the UK. Until now, this has focussed on the ability of a number of statistical distributions to characterise UK rainfall. However, this is likely to shift towards evaluating synthetic time series generated via stochastic processes for characterising rainfall extremes.

From intermittent hydrology to rainfall frequency analysis to water quality I am also involved ChemPop, simulating water quality and hydrological metrics throughout the UK using a process-based model. This work brings together a diverse team of experts to evaluate the impacts of hazardous chemicals on populations, ecosystems and ecosystem services as well as their relationships with other pressures in the environment.

Brief CV

Employment History:

  • Oct 2018 - Present: UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - Hydrological Analyst
  • Sep 2017 - Sep 2018: MSc Data Science, Lancaster University
  • Sep 2014 - Aug 2016: BSc Ecology, Aberystwyth University

Summer placements:

  • Research Technician - Aberystwyth University
  • Research Technician - Trinity College Dublin

 

    Qualifications

    MSc Data Science, Lancaster University

    BSc (Hons) Ecology, Aberystwyth University

    Panels, committees and memberships

    European Geosciences Union