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Craig is an Assistant Professor in Physical Geography, specialising in flood risk. His research career to date has focussed on evaluating the effectiveness of differerent sustainable solutions to reducing runoff, using both field and modelled data.  He has worked alongside organisations and charities, such as the Environment Agency and the Heart of England Forest, to evaluate different approaches to managing flood risk, such as tree planting. Craig is also interested in the social impacts of sustainable flood infrastructure and how we can better connect locals with such projects to ensure their long-term sustainability.  

Craig completed his PhD research at Coventry University in 2017, which utilised his computing and field skills to evaluate the role of different combinations of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in sequence to effectiveley manage urban flood risk. The PhD was completed part-time, alongside working as a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Coventry University. 

Craig has also worked internationally, with colleagues in China to appraise the long term influence of the Sponge City progroamme on flood risk and how SuDS can be incorporated in informal settlements, and with colleagues in Spain.

Outside of his research, Craig is extremely passionate about contributing to the success of student academia within Coventry University. He has led many modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, on topics ranging from natural hazard process and management, to flood modelling. Craig has also led more general themed Geographical modules around research skills and fieldwork. 

Research Interests

Natural hazards; Flooding; Hydrometeorological Hazards; Sustainable Drainage Systems, Natural Flood Management; Nature-Based Solutions, Flood Modelling

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Modelling the role of SuDS management trains to minimise the flood risk of new-build housing developments in the UK

19 Sept 201115 Mar 2017

Award Date: 31 Aug 2016


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