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Members of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience

Director and Deputy Director

Professor Trevor Hoey Professor Trevor Hoey
Email Professor Trevor Hoey Pro Vice Chancellor - International and Sustainability
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. 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. 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.
Dr Abiy Kebede Dr Abiy Kebede
Email Dr Abiy Kebede Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering
Dr Kebede is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Flood and Coastal Engineering and the PGR Director in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS) at Brunel University London. He is also a founding member and Deputy Director of one of Brunel's strategic and interdisciplinary Research Centres, the Centre for Flood Risk & Resilience (CFR2). He also leads the Department's Flood, Coastal & Water Engineering (FCWE) Research Group. Prior to joining Brunel, Abiy worked as a Researcher at the University of Southampton, where he also did his PhD and part of his MSc studies. His current research interests span from systems integration approaches for understanding the food-water-land-ecosystems nexus interactions and implications for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to assessing the potential impacts of climate change, sea-level rise and climate extremes and risks of hydro-geo-meteorlogical hazards (e.g., flooding and coastal erosion), and quantifying the costs and benefits of engineered- and nature-based solutions to climate and environmental risks and sustainability challenges at different spatial (local to global) and temporal (short- to long-term) scales for informing robust adaptation policies. His work explores the following key research questions: What are the physical, socio-economic and environmental impacts of climate change, sea-level rise and climate extremes in coastal areas and river deltas? What are the long-term implications of historic coastal landfills on shoreline management and engineering solutions to coastal risks? What are the direct and indirect impacts and key uncertainties of future changes in climate and socio-economic conditions on the built and natural environment? How can we devise robust adaptation policies across multiple sectors, scales, and scenarios to tackle environmental and sustainability challenges? Climate change and coasts Impacts of sea-level rise and extreme events Issues of coastal landfills and shoreline management planning Coastal management and adaptation to future changes The food-water-land-ecosystems nexus and sustainability Engineered-/nature-based solutions to multi-hazard risks Robustness of adaptation policies across sectors, scales, and scenarios Geospatial data analytics, modelling, and visualisation Keywords: Flood and Coastal Engineering, Food-Water-Land-Ecosystems (FWLE) nexus, Climate Resilience and Sustainability, Geospatial Data Analytics, Modelling, and Visualisation Applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Infrastructure Development. Study/Modular Blocks: Level–4: CE1701 River and Coastal Engineering Science (Module Lead, 2019/20, 2021/22) CE1704 Surveying, Drawing, GIS and CAD for FACE (Module Lead, 2019/20–2021/22) Level–5: CE2613 Civil Engineering Toolbox and Surveying (Contributor, 2023/24) CE2619 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (Module Lead, 2023/24) CE2607 Hydraulics (Module Lead, 2022/23) CE2703 Hydrological Modelling & Flood Estimation (Module Lead, 2021/22–2022/23) Level–6: CE3602 Flood & Coastal Risk Management (Contributor, 2019/20–2021/22) CE3700 (Maths, Data Handling & Structural Engineering (Contributor, 2019/20–2022/23) CE3701 River & Coastal Processes, Form Design & Environmental Assessment (Module Lead, 2021/22) Level–7: CE5622/CE5628 Advanced Flood & Coastal Engineering Design (Module Lead, 2023/24) CE5702 Flood and Coastal Engineering and Design (Module Lead, 2022/23) CE5609 Mathematical Methods, Data and GIS (Contributor, 2019/20–2021/22) CE5703 Modelling, Data Management & Programming for FACE (Contributor, 2019/20–2020/21). Assessment Modules: Level–4: CE1801 River & Coastal Science Theory (ment Module Lead, 2019/20 & 2021/22) CE1804 Integrated Projects (Module Lead, 2021/22) CE1805 Year 1 Placement & Summer School (Module Lead, 2020/21–2022/23) Level–5: CE2802 Hydrological Modelling, Hydraulics & Flood Estimation (Module Lead, 2021/22–2022/23) Level–6: CE3802 Design for Rivers & Coasts (Module Lead, 2021/22). Level–7: CE5802 Flood and Coastal Engineering Design (Module Lead, 2022/23)

Core members

Dr Andrew Fox Dr Andrew Fox
Email Dr Andrew Fox Vice Dean (Education)/ Senior Lecturer (Education) in Project & Infrastructure Management
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 30years of professional experience, split almost equally between working in industry and working in academia. My industry career started in the UK water industry, but included projects in the highways and housing sectors. I then ventured overseas and engaged in a number of infrastructure development and post-disaster recovery projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Eastern Mediterranean regions. I have worked at a variety of levels, often managing interdisciplinary design and construction teams. My first academic post was at Coventry University, where I was engaged to teach engineering principles to Disaster Management students. I then moved to the University of Plymouth, where I taught construction and disaster management principles to engineering students. I completed my PhD in 2014, which explored the potential value of social capital as means to enhance community resilience to flood risk. My wider research has focussed on a range of issues related disaster and construction management. I have led several educational projects with strong industry-academia collaborative elements and my academic roles have included admissions and programme management. Since joining the team at Brunel University, I have taken on the role of Director for Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes. This a suite of three programme (MSc, BSc and FdSc) all of which are sponsored by the Environment Agency and are co-delivered by the University and HR Wallingford. GENERAL DETAILS Qualifications PhD PGCert Human Geography 2014 T&L in HE 2002 CEng Chartered Engineer 1993 MEng Civil Engineering 1988 Prof Memberships Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), Association of Project Management (MAPM) Project Management Institute (MPMI) RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Aug 20 – current Senior Lecturer in Project and Infrastructure Management BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON Roles undertaken include Director of Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes Aug 07 – Jul 20 Lecturer (Education)– Civil Engineering Management UNIVERSITY of plymouth, UK Roles undertaken included Programme Manager for BSc and Degree Apprenticeship programmes; Postgraduate and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Civil Engineering courses, Leading modules in construction management, project management, contract management, engineering business management and interdisciplinary design projects. Coordinator of the Engineering and Society Research Group. Member of Management Committee for Sustainable Earth Institute and Pedagogic Research Sep 01 – Aug 07 Senior Lecturer – Engineering Management/ Disaster Management COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on Civil Engineering and Disaster Management programmes, Leading modules in Applied Mechanical, Hydraulics, Water Management, Organisational Management, Project Management. Member of the Applied Research Centre for Human Security (ARCHS), leading educational development projects in Kenya and Admissions Tutor for Civil Engineering & Disaster Management programmes. Jun 00 – Sept 01 Director APF PROJECT MANAGEMENT LTD., UK Company leadership, project tendering, customer relations, sales and marketing for projects in Turkey, Turkey based agent for five UK steel fabrication companies and one Australian modular housing company. Oct 99 – May 00 Programme Director Mercy Corps europe/scottish european aid, Turkey Developing project proposals, fund-raising, report writing, financial management, programme coordination for Post-Earthquake emergency relief programme. Responsibility for spearheading consortium of six international charity organisations and managing donor relations in Turkey, EU, Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Ireland and Germany . Apr 98–Sept 99 Deputy Country Manager/Project Engineer BROWN AND ROOT LTD, MONTSERRAT, BWI Contract management, financial auditing, programme development, dispute resolution, report writing, design supervision and development planning for Emergency Reconstruction Programme following volcanic eruptions. Managing International projects involving – Montserrat, Antigua, Puerto Rico, USA, UK and Australia Oct 96–Feb 98 Divisional Director (Acting)/Project Manager GOVERNMENT OF SEYCHELLES, SEYCHELLES Departmental management, budget planning, project appraisal, project design, tender management, contract management, Inter-Governmental loans negotiation, Chair of Technical Advisory committee on the Construction Industry within the Ministry for Community Development, Housing Project Management department. Other positions held Apr 16 – current External Examiner – Civil Engineering Programmes BOLTON UNIVERSITY Examining BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering in Bolton, Raz Al Khaimah, UAE and Sri Lanka. Oct 14 – Oct 17 Trustee RedR – INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF CHARITY, UK Jan 13 – Aug 16 External Examiner – Civil Engineering Programmes COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK Examining BEng and MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering programmes on Coventry campus. June 96–Oct 96 Project Manager - steel fabrication projects BM FABRICATIONS LTD, FERNDALE, WALES Jan 96–June 96 Contracts Manager - specialist concrete repair contracts TSUNAMI CONSTRUCTION LTD, ABERGAVENNY, WALES 95–96 Site Agent - bridge refurbishment project THYSSEN CONSTRUCTION LTD, SANSEA, WALES 91–95 Senior Engineer - water supply and sanitation turnkey projects BIWATER TREATMENT LTD, CARDIFF, WALES 90–91 Graduate (Design) Engineer - land reclamation and housing projects DHV, CARDIFF, WALES 88–90 Site Engineer - water supply and sanitation engineering projects BIWATER CONSTRUCTION LTD, VARIOUS SITES, UK 85–86 Trainee Engineer - highways projects CORNWALL COUNTY COUNCIL GRANTS & CONTRACTS Principal-Investigator (UoP Team), European Social Fund (ESF) Project, Innovation in Higher Level Skills in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Dec 2018 – Dec 2021, Value £2.4M Lead Investigator, University of Plymouth, GCRF Research Grant, Developing capacity to design and distribute potable water supply technology in East Africa, Aug 2018 – Jul 2020, Value £56K Lead Investigator, School of Engineering Small Research Grant, A multi-sectoral engineering research network to aid development in Buturi, Tanzania, July 2018 – July 2019, Value £2.5k Lead Investigator, School of Engineering Small Research Grant, Post-Earthquake Structural Assessment and Management (PE-SAM), May-Dec 2017, Value £2k Co-Investigator, 4No. European Social Fund (ESF) Projects, Focussing on Hidden Talent and Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon and Somerset , Apr 2017 – Apr 2019, Value £1.2M Lead-Investigator, RAEng Frontiers of Engineering for Development, FoESF\1617\227, Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisational Networks (Water-LION), Mar – Dec 2017, Value £20k Co-Investigator, RAEng Frontiers of Engineering for Development, FoESF\1617\212, Post-Earthquake Structural Health Monitoring System (PM-SMS), Mar – Dec 2017, Value £20k Co-Investigator, National Trust, Cotehele Intertidal Habitat Creation Feasibility Study, Mar-Aug 2017, Value £35k Co-Investigator, EU Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), RESET- Reliability and Safety Engineering and Technology for large maritime engineering systems, Jun 2016 – Jun 2020, Value €1.2M Project Leader, South west Water, Sewers and Sewer Design, 4 day training course, Jun-Oct 2015, Value £30k Project Leader, South west Water, Civil Engineering Specification for the Water Industry, 2 day training course, Jan-Apr 2015, Value £10k Principal Investigator, RAEng: Enhancing the opportunities derived from large cohorts of engineering students, Ref: FPo16 MAR2011, Apr 2011-Mar 2012, Value £10k Co-investigator, EU-FP7: Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate (THESEUS), Dec 2009 – Nov 2012, Value €386k (Project Total: €6.53m), Co-investigator, EAP: A practical methodology for globalising the engineering curriculum through teaching, Jun-Sept 2010, Value £3k PUBLICATIONS Books/Chapters in books Fox A. (2008) The Implications of the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 for Engineers, in Bosher L (Ed) Hazards and the Built Environment: Attaining Built-in Resilience, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 282-299 Fox A. (2008) Issues in Flood Risk Management, in Babat SMJ (Ed) Enduring Geohazards in the Caribbean, University of the West Indies Press, pp 192-205 Alexander D, Davidson C.H., Fox A, Johnson C & Lizzaralde G (eds) (2007) Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Meeting Stakeholder Interests, Proceedings of a Conference held at the Scuola di Sanita Militare, Florence, Italy, 17-19 May 2006, Firenze University Press Fox A. (ed.) (2004) Proceedings for the 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, Coventry, April 2004, Coventry University Press Articles Alencastro J, Fuertes A, Fox A and De Wilde P (2019) The impact of quality on energy performance of buildings: Quality management in social housing developments, Energy Procedia, Vol. 158, pp. 4357-4362 M. Horrillo-Caraballo, D. E. Reeve, D. Simmonds, S. Pan, A. Fox, R. Thompson, S. Hoggart, S. H. Kwan, D. Greaves (2013) "Application of a source-pathway-receptor-consequence (S-P-R-C) methodology to the Teign Estuary, UK", Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No 65, pp.1939-44 Sarhan, S and Fox, A (2013) ‘Barriers to Implementing Lean Construction in the UK Construction Industry’, The Built & Human Environment Review, Volume 6, online at: Sarhan, S and Fox, A (2013) ‘Performance measurement in the UK construction industry and its role in supporting the application of lean construction concepts’, Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 (1) 23-35 Knott G & Fox A (2010) “A model for sustainable risk management”, Resilience, Issue. 62, pp38-42 Fox A. (2005), Flood hazard planning: Lessons from Bewdley, Alert, p 7 Fox A. (2004), In the face of disaster, Water and Environment Magazine (9) No 16, pp 8-9 Fox A. (2002), A framework to improve resilience planning for urban communities, Security Monitor (1) No 5, pp 8-10 Fox A. (2001), Provision for the Aftermath: Lessons Learned, Waterlines (19) No 3, pp 9-12 Reports Fox A. (2014) Communities, institutions and flood risk, mobilizing social capital to improve community resilience, PhD Thesis, Plymouth University Fox A. (2005) Summary – Managing the Restoration of Infrastructure and Services – Iraq and Boscastle, Hazards Forum Fox A. (2005) A synopsis – Human aspects of Disaster, Home and Away Seminar, EPS Conference papers and presentations Bakthavatchaalam VP, Miles M, Fox A., De Lourdes Machado-Taylor M & Gingele J (2019) Impact of cultural factors on the academic research productivity in India, 8th Annual PedRIO Conference, 12th April, Plymouth, UK Miles A, Dorr C and Fox A, (2018) How can academia help to make industry more resilient to the risks associated with Brexit? A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2018 Conference, 28-29 June, Plymouth, UK Miles A, Dorr C and Fox A, (2018) Linking employers to the Research Teaching Nexus, 16th Annual Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference 2018, 14th June, Plymouth, UK Fox A, Hilonga A, Kiluva V, Makhanu S and Prathap J (2018) Leveraging University-centred networks to support innovation and enterprise in Africa, 7th Annual PedRIO Conference, 20th April, Plymouth, UK Wilkins R, Fox A, Razaghi-Kashani N, Rabuya I and Cabilo M (2018) Community engagement in the assessment of buildings damaged by earthquakes, A poster presentation at PedRIO, Effective Community Engagement Event - Monday 22nd January 2018, Plymouth, UK Fox A (2018) Water LION – The Genesis and Prospects, Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisation Networks (Water-LION) – End of Project Workshop, 26th February, Kakamega, Kenya Wilkins R, Fox A and Rabuya I (2017) Designing a post-earthquake structural health monitoring system, A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2017 Conference, 29-30 June, Plymouth, UK Fox A, Hilonga A, Kiluva V and Makhanu S (2017) Water for Africa: Leveraging local Innovations through Organisation Networks (Water-LION), A Marketplace presentation at the Sustainable Earth 2017 Conference, 29-30 June, Plymouth, UK Alencastro J, Fuertes A, Fox A and De Wilde P (2017) The impact of quality on energy performance of buildings: Quality management in social housing developments, 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2017, 21-24 August 2017, Cardiff, UK Alsofyani S, Fox A and Miles M (2016) New culturally engaged practices of law and regulation to improve the construction environment in Saudi Arabia, 7th International conference on the constructed environment, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, 25-26 May, Krakow, Poland, Razaghi-Kashani N, Fox A and Easterbrook D (2016) Post-earthquake Disaster Management and Structural Assessment, Proceedings of the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC), Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities 28 August - 01 September 2016, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 321-324 Razaghi-Kashani N, Fox A and Easterbrook D (2016) Adding value to an integrated risk management system by effectively incorporating post-earthquake structural assessment, 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, 1 - 3 October 2016, Isfahan-Iran Fox A. (2014) “Communities, institutions and flood risk, mobilizing social capital to improve community resilience”, Third international science and policy conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems, 4-8 May, Montpellier, France Fox A. (2014) “The challenge of harnessing social networks to enhance community resilience to coastal flood risk”, ICE South West seminar Coastal Defences: Meeting the Challenges, 4th April, Plymouth, UK Sarhan S, Fox A (2012) "Trends and challenges to the development of a lean culture among UK construction organizations", IGLC 20 - San Diego, California, 17-22 July Fox, J. M. Horrillo-Caraballo, D. E. Reeve, S. H. Kwan, D. Simmonds, S. Pan, D. Greaves. (2012) "Coastal defence evaluation: a SPRC approach", ICCE2012, 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1-6 July Horrillo-Caraballo, S. Pan, D. E. Reeve, D. Simmonds, D. Greaves, A. Fox. (2012) "Modelling extreme wave events (present and future scenarios) in southwest England", ICCE2012, 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 1-6 July Bakthavatchaalam V.P, Fox A. & Sherif K (2011), “Overcoming failures in placements of people from parent companies to a foreign subsidiary organisation”, in Proceedings of the 5th International ICMIE Conference on ‘Change Management in a Dynamic Environment’, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 20-21 Oct, pp 338-345 Fox A & Carter A (2011) “Enhancing opportunities derived from large cohorts of engineering students”, Presented at the Annual Conference for the Society of the Advancement of Simulation and Gaming in Education and Training (SAGSET) on “Successful simulations and technology enhanced learning”, University of Derby, 21st July 2011 Fox A. (2011) “Resilience in Engineering Organisations”, One-day International Workshop on “Advances in Engineering Practices for Achieving Manufacturing Excellence”, AERAME ‘11, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India, 12 April 2011 Fox A. (2011) “Engineering Organisations and Organisational Resilience”, One-day International Workshop on “Innovative Engineering Research Practices in Manufacturing Organisations”, IEREMO ‘11, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India, 11 April 2011 Fox A. (2011) “A Philosophy for Indian Engineering”, Keynote Address at 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, ICEST 2011, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 7-8 April 2011 Fox A. (2011) “Resilient Organisations”, One-day International Workshop on “Mindset of a Champion”, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 6 April 2011 Fox A. (2010) "Integrating philosophy into the education of engineers: some lessons from the UK", fPET-2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology, Colorado School of Mines, USA, 9-10 May, pp84-85 Njie E.F, Kora M, Jallow S & Fox A (2010) "Promoting social equity for disabled people in Gambia", Engineering Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) Conference 2010, RSA, London, 4-6 August 2010 Sherif K., Fox A and Bakthavatchaalam V.P. (2009) "Human Resource Management and International Recruitment Strategies: An Indian Case Study", presented at the 2nd International Conference on “Doing Business in India”, 17-18 December 2009, IFIM Business School, Bangalore, India Bakthavatchaalam V.P, and Fox A, (2009), “Human Resource Management in Indian Industries: Motivating Businesses to Sustain Economic Development into the Future”, presented at the International Conference on ‘Management Beyond Recession, RICON 2009’, Rai Business School, New Delhi, India Sherif K & Fox A (2009) “Influences and Barriers Facing the Adoption of Total Quality Management in the Libyan Construction Industry” 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, vol. 2, Reykjavík University, Iceland, 10-12 June, pp 80-88 Fox A. (2006) An international strategy for Environmental Health, CIEH Annual Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 September 2006, Bournemouth, UK Fox A. (2006) Project Managing Disasters, Association of Project Management Seminar, 12th July 2006, Coventry, UK Fox A. (2004) Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: The long-term examined, International Disaster & Emergency Readiness Forum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oct 2004 Fox A. (2004) Efforts to improve disaster management capacity in Africa, TIEMS virtual conference - Disaster Management in Africa, Online Fox A. (2004) Responses to Hazards, Premier Student Conference, London, Mar 2004 Fox A. (2004) Civil Contingency – The Engineer’s Role, Institution of Civil Engineers Annual Presidential Conference: Engineering for the 21st Century, Cambridge University, Cambridge Fox A. (2004) Planning for improved resilience, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, Coventry University, sec7 –pp32 to 42 Fox A., Johnson C, Lizzaralde G (2003), A framework for improving the sustainability of housing initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters, Proceedings of the International Civil Engineering Conference on Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, JKUAT University, Nairobi, Kenya, pp 399-404 Fox A. (2002) Montserrat – A case study in the application of multiple methods to meet a post-disaster housing shortage, 1St International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, University of Montreal, Canada Fox A. & Davies J (2003) Civil Engineering with Disaster Studies, LTSN – Engineering, Midlands meeting, Coventry, UK Fox A. (2003) RedR Experiences, Institution of Civil Engineers, Graduates and Students Midlands Branch meeting, Coventry, UK Fox A. (2002) Resilience by Design: Planning & the Built Environment, Emergency Planning Society, Southern branch meeting, Reading, UK OTHER EXHIBITION, CONFERENCE AND PERFORMANCE ROLES Co-Chair – 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, ICEST 2011, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Parambalur, India, 7-8 April 2011 Scientific Panel Member - 5th International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, i-Rec, GREF, CIB TG63, Ahmedabad, July 2010 India Scientific Committee Member - Building Abroad Conference, i-Rec, CIB, W92, CIB TG63 and CIB W107, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, October, 2008 Scientific Panel Member - 4th International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, i-Rec, CIB TG63, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008 Co-organiser – 3rd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Managing Stakeholder Interests, i-Rec, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, May 2006 Organiser – Working towards a Philosophy of Engineering, Higher Education Academy, HEA, Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough, January, 2006 Co-organiser – Home and Away, Emergency Planning Society, Human Aspects Group Annual Seminar, University of Coventry, April 2005 Co-organiser – 2nd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Planning for Reconstruction, I-Rec, University of Coventry, April 2004 RESEARCH STUDENT SUPERVISION PhDs – Sherif, K (2010), Total Quality Management in the Construction Industry of Libya Bakthavatchaalam, V (2019), Motivational Factor in Indian Higher Education Engineering Academics Alencastro, J (2019), Quality management systems to improve building energy performance Alsofyani, S (2021), Construction contracts, disputes and the Arbitration process in Saudi Arabia Razaghi-Kashani, N (on-going), Post-earthquake structural assessment in Iran MRes – Roberts (2004), Ebalu (2005), Ferdinand (2005), Guha (2006), Oladosu (2006)
Dr Ashraf Ahmed Mohamed Dr Ashraf Ahmed Mohamed
Email Dr Ashraf Ahmed Mohamed Reader in Civil Engineering
Ashraf is a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, chartered Engineer (CEng), chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager of CIWEM (C.WEM). He has a BSc, Meng from Egypt, and PhD from the University of Manchester, all in Civil Engineering. Before joining academia, he worked in the industry for a short period in reinforced concrete design. Ashraf is currently a Reader at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London. Before joining Brunel, he was a lecturer at the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast. Ashraf has been involved in research grants totalling more than £9 million as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator from EU, EPSRC, Newton, Innovate UK, and other sources. Ashraf is the principal investigator at Brunel for the project WE-ACT (€526,864, January 2023 - December 2026) where he leads a team to build a machine learning model for efficient water management in a transboundary river area at central Asia. This Horizon EU project is funded by UKRI through the UKRI Horizon Europe Funding Guarantee. Current research interests include the use of Artificial intelligence and deep learning in solving Civil Engineering problems, especially problems related to Environmental issues, water flow, and the impact of climate change. Ashraf is the developer and course director of the MSc in Water& Environmental Engineering. Externally, he serves as a member of CIWEM accreditation panel and is also an assessor of CEng, and CEnv applications. Deep learning with particular applications to Environmental Engineering problems. Digital Infrastructures. Coastal aquifers management Groundwater Hydrology. Structural Health of Earthfill Dams & Levees. Stochastic modelling. Coastal aquifers management, Machine learning, big data, dams, levees, groundwater hydrology.
Dr Pedro Martin-Moreta Dr Pedro Martin-Moreta
Email Dr Pedro Martin-Moreta Lecturer in Flood & Coastal Engineering
Pedro (CEng, PhD, MEng) is a Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University London. He has 15 years of experience in flood risk, flood modelling and river engineering, both as a consultant and researcher. His principal research interests are flood hydraulics, flood defences and numerical modelling in rivers. · Flood Hydraulics · Flood Defences-earthdams, flood embankments · Numerical modelling in rivers · Effect of vegetation in river flow · Natural Flood Management · CE 2701 Structural and Geotechnical Design and Flood Defences, Level 2, lecturer and module leader. · CE 2702 Environmental Hydraulics, Level 2, lecturer. · CE3602 flood and Coastal Risk Management, level 3, lecturer and module leader.
Dr Shona Koren Paterson Dr Shona Koren Paterson
Email Dr Shona Koren Paterson Director of Global Lives Research Centre / Senior Lecturer
Building on an academic transdisciplinary background in Natural Sciences (Marine Biology, Resource Management) and Social Sciences (Climate Adaptation, Social Justice, Environmental Policy), Shona’s guiding focus remains the generation and translation of defensible research informed by the needs of society and co-created with the intended beneficiaries. Her research is motivated by international frameworks such as the UN 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the COP21 Paris Agreement. She has spent her working career building partnerships and knowledge exchange networks with local communities and stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial social and ecological goals. With a special interest in marginalised communities and social justice and equity, Shona’s recent research has focused on global flood risk and resilience, climate risk assessments, adaptation and adaptive capacity in urbanising coastal areas. Embracing a transdisciplinary approach, Shona works at the interface of science-policy as well as effective and fit-for-audience communication of data and knowledge to ensure increased impactful discourse around risk. She has research experience in the Caribbean, USA, UK and Ireland, as well as a global perspective through involvement with Future Earth and its associated global research project Future Earth Coasts. Shona seeks to engage with a range of emerging global challenges through collaboration and co-production of knowledge by employing a transdisciplinary and applied bridging of science, social science, the arts and humanities at local, national, and international scales. Co-production enables science and research to have greater impact on sustainable development outcomes. Shona works to facilitate iterative and collaborative processes involving diverse types of expertise, knowledges and actors to co-produce context-specific pathways towards sustainable futures. There is a real and urgent need to understand and tackle intractable global challenges in the face of constantly shifting biophysical and social realities. Shona’s work, with a range of partners across the globe, embraces this need, recognising that sustainability and equitable development, as illustrated by the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), requires transformative social and economic pathways co-created with intended beneficiary communities. The overall achievement of the SDGs depends not only upon responsible economic development administered through the lens of environmental sustainability, but perhaps more significantly, through enhanced social inclusion and resilience building at all scales. At Brunel, Shona is the Director of the Centre for Global Lives, the co-lead of the Equitable Development and Resilience Research Group as well as a member of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience. Examples of on-going research projects include the ESKE project and Catching a Wave and the co-curation of an unwavering immersive virtual installation on Long COVID in partnership with artists and scientitsts through the New York Gallery/Forum Relational Space. She is also a partner in the UKRI Maximizing Climate Adaptation Hub lead by Kings College London. The MACC Hub aims to inform a national climate change adaptation plan by addressing current barriers around public awareness, policy, legislation and climate data that might be hindering the UK’s ability to adapt to global warming.
Dr Sotirios Argyroudis Dr Sotirios Argyroudis
Email Dr Sotirios Argyroudis Reader in Infrastructure Engineering
Dr Sotirios Argyroudis is a Reader of Infrastructure Engineering at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University London. He is leading the infrastructure risk and resilience research. He is the Deputy Scientific Coordinator of the Horizon/UKRI ReCharged project. He co-founded the initiative, aiming at accelerating Ukraine's critical infrastructure recovery. He co-leads the, which is an initiative that strives to develop solutions for sustainable and resilient infrastructure that is equitable, just and underpin the United Nations SDGs.Sotirios is a member of the Centre for Flood Risk and Resilience and the Research Group of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University. Before joining Brunel he was a Marie-SkÅ‚odowska-Curie research fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of Surrey (TRANSRISK project), and after the completion of his fellowship, he has been appointed as a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK. He had previously worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, as senior research and teaching staff (since 2006) and as a researcher (since 2001). He holds two degrees, one in Civil Engineering (MEng) and the second one in Geology (BSc), and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Sotirios has been working across international partnerships and has visited and/or seconded to world leading institutes such as Stanford University in USA, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), the Transportation Research Laboratory (TRL) in UK, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Italy, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Sotirios has over 20 years of experience in vulnerability, disaster risk and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure and urban systems exposed to multiple hazards (e.g. floods, earthquakes) and climate change effects. Whilst working in Aristotle University (Research Unit of Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering) he participated and won important national and European research projects (SYNER-G, STREST, REAKT, SAFELAND, SIBYL, LESSLOSS, RISK-UE, SRM-LIFE among others). In the framework of these projects, he delivered research reports and results as well as tailored seminars to stakeholders, owners and risk managers. He has also delivered CPD training seminars in the UK dealing with quantitative and qualitative risk analysis and resilience assessment of critical infrastructure. Sotirios is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA) and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), CEng, MICE. He supervised and co-ordinated several UG, MSc and PhD research students, delivered lectures and seminars on natural hazards, risk assessment and infrastructure resilience. Sotirios authored over 120 project reports, scientific articles in high-impact journals, conferences and book chapters with over 2,700 citations (h-index 28, GoogleScholar). He acts as a reviewer for national research funds such as the EPSRC and the European Commission, and for several international scientific journals. He is Vice-Chair of the IABSE Task Group 1.8 on ‘Design requirements for infrastructure resilience’, member of the EAEE Working Group 13 on ‘Seismic assessment, design and resilience of industrial facilities’ and Nominated member (UK) of the ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) Technical Committee TC202 on Transportation Geotechnics. Sotirios has been awarded the 2022 European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3) Thorpe Medal, for the paper: Argyroudis, S.A., Mitoulis, S.A., Chatzi, E., Baker, J.W., Brilakis, I., Gkoumas, K., Vousdoukas, M., Hynes, W., Carluccio, S., Keou, O., Frangopol, D.M., Linkov, I. (2022) "Digital technologies can enhance global climate resilience of critical infrastructure," as a major contribution to practical and research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment. Sotirios is at the top 2% most highly cited scientists for 2021and 2022 according to the Elsevier/Stanford list. resilience assessment of critical infrastructure under single and multiple hazards (climate change, flood/scour effects, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis) vulnerability and risk assessment of transport infrastructure (highways, railways, port and airport facilities), networks and cities exposed to multihazards numerical modelling and analysis of infrastructure assets (bridges, tunnels, embankments, retaining walls, roads, railways, port facilities) resilience enhancement for critical civil infrastructure using emerging technologies Resilience of critical infrastructure (highways, railways, ports, energy) to unexpected events (natural disasters, conflicts) Climate change adaptation, including sustainability and climate resilience trade-offs Data analytics to inform decisions, using emerging technologies and open-data Systemic analysis and stress testing of interdependent infrastructure More details on Infrastructure Risk and Resilience research can be found here Sotirios is Course Director MSc Civil Engineering, and is involved in the following modules: Module coordinator: CE5602/5652 Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design CE5516 Civil Engineering Dissertation (Jan 2023 starters) BE1613 Engineering Mechanics and Materials II (2022/23) Module contributor: CE5519/5660 Infrastructure Management CE3613 Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Engineering CE5513 Research Methods and Professional Development C1605 Engineering Mechanics and Materials II CE1702 Engineering and Environmental Materials CE5006 Group Project
Dr Carola Koenig Dr Carola Koenig
Email Dr Carola Koenig Reader / Vice Dean (International)
Carola König is a Reader and Vice Dean International in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University London. Following her degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl-Ing) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 1992 and a short period in the automotive industry she obtained a PhD from Brunel in 1998. Her expertise is in Fluid Mechanics, including CFD, within a variety of multi-disciplinary environments which comprise biomedical and bioprocess engineering as well as thermofluids engineering. Prior to her international role she was Course Director of Brunel’s Flood and Coastal Engineering programmes, a programme suite of both, undergraduate and postgraduate courses sponsored by the Environment Agency and co-delivered with HR Wallingford, a renowned, independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation. In conjunction to that role, her research has widened to include also adaptation to climate change, such as flooding, sea level rise and health. She is a Charted Engineer and Member of the IMechE where she is the immediate past Chair of the Thermofluids Group and a member of its Climate Change Adaptation Working Group. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of the Higher Education Academy and has a keen interest in education management. two-phase flow modelling related to countercurrent chromatography (CCC) cardiovascular flows and prostheses biological network flows in health and disease, particularly diabetes respiratory flows plume flow modelling with chemical reaction modelling Fluid Mechanics Biomedical Engineering Bioprocess Engineering Thermofluids Engineering Fluid Mechanics Biofluid Mechanics Artificial Organs Building Services and Heat Transfer Equipment Environmental Hydraulics and Design
Dr Yurui Fan Dr Yurui Fan
Email Dr Yurui Fan Senior Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering
Led/participated in research projects supported by industrial, governmental, and international organizations (e.g. Royal Society, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Mitacs) Produced high-quality peer-reviewed papers published on Water Resources Research, Earth's Future, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Hydrology, Advances in Water Resources Areas of research interests include water and environmental systems analysis, hydroclimatic extremes, hydroinformatics, climate change impacts. Hydroclimatic extremes Hydroinformatics Water and environmental systems analysis Climate change impacts CE1701 - River and Coastal Engineering Science CE1804 – Integrated Projects CE2703 - Hydrological Modelling and Flood Estimation CE2802 – Hydrological Modelling, Hydraulics and Flood Estimation CE3700 - Mathematics, Data Handling and Structural Engineering CE3701 – River and Coastal Form, Process, Design and Environmental Assessment CE3802 – Design for Rivers and Coasts CE5014 – Water Process Engineering CE5703 – Modelling, Data Management and Programming for Flood and Coastal Engineering CE5802 - Flood and Coastal Engineering and Modelling Theory

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Professor Susan Jobling Professor Susan Jobling I am Director of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies and a Professor of Environmental Toxicology, with a team comprising two postdoctoral researchers, and two current PhD students. I am interested in how environmental contaminants affect the health of wildlife and humans as exposure to these is a part of our everyday lives, particularly in urban environments where 80% of UK citizens live and work. The diversity and quantity of chemicals released into the environment has risen dramatically in the last few decades and this is causing serious concern about the possible adverse effects of mixtures of these multiple chemicals on human health. The effects of contaminants on wildlife have been studied for more than 30 years, since the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. My work over the last two decades has focused on the ability of environmental contaminants to mimic chemical messengers (hormones) and alter functioning of the reproductive and endocrine systems. My current research areas include exploring new methods and models with which to determine the safety of mixtures of industrial chemicals and understanding the role of exposure to these chemicals in the manifestation of effects in fish from individual to population levels. From a regulatory perspective, my work has been influential in the development of widespread controls on some chemicals and I am always keen to make sure that my research informs policy. I also have a passion for communication of scientific results and their interpretation to the lay public. Career I completed my PhD at Brunel University (Department of Biological Sciences) in 1991 and remained at Brunel first as Postdoctoral Researcher (1995-1999) and then as a (tenured) Research Lecturer until 2002; after which I became a Senior Research Fellow (100% research tenured post). From 2004, I set up and directed a consultancy which advises governments and industries on the risks posed by environmental chemicals. In 2010 I was promoted to Professor.