My area of research interest lies in the investigation of future climate and environmental change on both environmental and human systems. My current research looks to investigate the impacts of a range of future climate change scenarios on the hydrological regime of rivers across Great Britain, before looking at the consequences of such change on the production of hydropower. I also have a broad interest in natural resource exploitation and management, particularly in relation to the complex interactions of environmental nexuses, with my research thus far being primarily focused on the water-energy nexus.
During the course of my PhD research I quantified changes in historical hydroclimatic data for catchments in Wales, as well as established a relationship between daily weather conditions and total water demand for public water supply. In addition, using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) I assessed the impact of a worst-case scenario of future global greenhouse emissions, and therefore climate change, on streamflow and water quality for catchments in Wales. The results of this study were then used to assess the availability of water for both public water supply and hydropower generation in the catchments studied. I expanded the scope of my research during my postdoctoral role, widening focus to the wider Great Britain, with a focus on hydropower generation under climate change.
Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies
PhD, Geography (climate change and Welsh water resources); Bangor University (2021)
BSc, Geography with International Experience; Bangor University (2016)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Member of the British Hydrological Society
Member of the European Geosciences Union
Member of the American Geophysical Union
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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