•Environmental planning and management
•Climate change adaptation and resilience
•Collaborative academic research
•Flood risk management
Principal investigator responsible for the University of Manchester’s input to a European Commission Urban Innovation Action project titled, Innovative financing and delivery of natural climate solutions in Greater Manchester (IGNITION). This project is focused on developing innovative mechanisms to increase Greater Manchester’s urban green infrastructure cover. The University of Manchester budget on this project is €555,536.
Ongoing (11/17 to 11/21)
Principal investigator responsible for the University of Manchester’s input to a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) project falling within the Environmental Evidence for the Future call. The project is titled, Identifying and prioritising nature based climate change adaptation measures for addressing future flood risk: creating a systematic evidence map. This project brings £97,437 to the University of Manchester.
Ongoing (1/19 to 1/20)
Selected Completed Research Projects
2015-2018: Principal Investigator responsible for University of Manchester’s input to the Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures project (RESIN). Further details available at: www.resin-cities.eu
2014-2015: Principal Investigator responsible for the Flooding of Transport Infrastructure Networks and Assets (FINA) project, funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.
2014-2015: Co-investigator on an Innovate UK project named Aster Housing Association climate change risk and cost diagnosis.
2008-2013: Lead researcher on the EcoCities project, which focused on climate change adaptation in Greater Manchester.
2011-2013: Principal Investigator on the Climate Proof Cities project, funded within the Dutch Knowledge for Climate Programme.
2012-2013: Principal Investigator on the EU Cities Adapt project, funded by the European Commission’s DG Climate Action.
2008-2011: Principal investigator on the INTERREG IVC Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns project (GRaBS). In 2012 GRaBS won the EC’s ‘RegioStars Award’ as the best project in the Sustainable Growth category.
2005-2007: Principal investigator on the European Network of Municipalities and Rivers (ENMaR) project, funded by INTERREG IIIC.