Professor Lindsey McEwen

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About me

I am Professor of Environmental Management in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UWE, where I co-direct the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience.  I have a MA (honours) in Geographical Studies at St Andrews University.  My PhD (1986; St Andrew University ) explored  River channel changes in upland Scotland, with specific reference to climatic fluctuation and land use changes over the last 250 years.  I research across the environmental and social science boundary in geography, and in interdisciplinary collaborations.  I combine my subject-based research interests in different aspects of flooding with a long-standing strand of pedagogic research interest.  I also have significant experience in research development and community engagement. I am a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow (2009), and an associate of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.  I sit on the UK Higher Education Academy Academic Advisory Board for Education for Sustainable Development.  Further information about my research activity and knowledge exchange activities, and the projects can be found here.

Area of expertise

·      Historic flood patterns, their synchronicity and implications for flood risk assessment
·      Fluvial landscape sensitivity to changing flood and sediment patterns (linked to integrated catchment management)
·      Cold environment river dynamics and broader Late Holocene landscape evolution
·      Flood Risk management and water resource management
·      Flood memory, flood narratives, local knowledge and community resilience
·      Flood education and flood science communication
·   Community engagement
·       Pedagogic research and its development (Education for Sustainable Development; Community-based/ engaged learning; taught postgraduate education)


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