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Previous positions:

Tyne Rivers Trust - Catchment Project Manager

National Green Infrastructure Facility, Newcastle University - Research Associate

JBA Consulting - Analyst (Hydrologist and Natural Flood Management specialist)

RAB Consultants - Assistant Environmental Consultant.

Weetwood - Technical Engineer.

Previous projects (and funder):

North East Catchments Hub (Northumbrian Water)

UpStream community-led continuous water quality monitoring (ESRC)

PYRAMID: Platform for dYnamic, hyper-resolution, near-real time flood Risk AssessMent Integrating repurposed and novel Data sources (NERC)

National Green Infrastructure Extreme Event Swale (UKCRIC, UKRI)

Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (Environment Agency)

Haltwhistle Burn citizen science (PhD: NERC and Tyne Rivers Trust)


British Hydrological Society

CIWEM - Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (graduate membership)

Media & other impact:

Nature-based solutions (cities) at COP26

Haltwhistle flood protection scheme inspired by children's game Kerplunk

Holding back the flood

How families living in flood-risk parts of the North East could play key role in future prevention

Storm chasers: The scientists trying to combat flooding (BBC News, BBC World)

Addressing flood risk through city-University collaborations (UK Universities Climate Network)

REF2021 Impact Case Study - Natural Flood Management using Runoff Attenuation Features

Watertight Solutions: Engaging communities in developing targeted sustainable urban drainage schemes


See Eleanor Starkey Google Scholar

  • BSc Physical Geography, Newcastle University (First class)
  • MSc Hydrology & Climate Change, Newcastle University (Distinction)
  • PhD Civil Engineering, Newcastle University (Community-based ('citizen science') monitoring for catchment characterisation, modelling and management)

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