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Professor Trevor Hoey

Trevor Hoey

Professor Trevor Hoey took up the new role of Pro Vice-Chancellor International & Sustainability in October 2022. He has been Vice-Provost (International and Academic Partnerships), and Professor of River Science, at Brunel University London in September 2019. Previously he was at the University of Glasgow as Professor of Numerical Geoscience and Dean of the University of Glasgow Singapore.

Trevor’s research is in hydraulics and sediment transport, where he has combined field, laboratory and modelling approaches to understand the mechanics of sediment transport and how these control landscape developments. His current projects include refining flood-risk assessment in the Philippines (NERC – post) sustainable mining in the Philippines (Project PAMANA, NERC Post) and roughness in bedrock rivers. He has also researched climate change impacts on river C02 transfer from rivers into the atmosphere, and sustainable river basis management.

After joining the University of Glasgow in 1992, Trevor held the roles of Head of School and of College International Dean, was Director of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society, and held a range of external appointments.

With a background in environmental research, Trevor is well placed to lead for the University on sustainability. He has advised government agencies in Scotland, delivered training to government, industry and NGO staff, and has contributed to policy papers in the UK, China and the Philippines.

Trevor has worked internationally throughout his career, starting as a Commonwealth Scholar in New Zealand. He has researched collaboratively with colleagues in Europe, East and South-East Asia and North America, and has led field research projects in Greenland, China, Philippines and Indonesia in recent years. He has taught on a transnational education programme in China, and has extensive experience of developing and maintaining international partnerships, and of international student recruitment.