Dr Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest

Lecturer in Flood Resilience and Sustainable Transformations

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Qualifications

  • PhD / DPhil (University Of Groningen)

Summary

Lecturer in Flood Resilience and Sustainable Transformations (research and teaching) at the Energy and Environment Institute.

Research focuses on governing flood resilience and sustainable transformations, justice and equality in flooding, climate adaptation, the roles and responsibilities of citizens and civil society, and international comparative research. Working on bridging the theory-practice gap in flood resilience as well as exploring the use of 'serious gaming' in flood risk management.

Previously worked at UJEP in the Czech Republic, University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and Collingwood Environmental Planning in the UK.

Academic lead for a project funded bythe Arriva Foundation on 'effective' post-flood recovery.

Programme Director for the MSc in Flood Risk Management.

Module leader for:

'Flood Resilience: Living with Water'

'Flood Adaptation and Mitigation'

'Managing Flood Incidents'

Supervised MSc dissertation students on flood resilience, flood risk perception, cascading disasters, public participation, climate adaptation, and tourism.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Plugging the holes: Identifying potential avenues and limitations for furthering Dutch civil society contributions towards flood resilience

Koers, G. J., Forrest, S. A., & van Popering-Verkerk, J. (2023). Plugging the holes: Identifying potential avenues and limitations for furthering Dutch civil society contributions towards flood resilience. Journal of flood risk management, Article e12949. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12949

Serious gaming in flood risk management

Forrest, S. A., Kubíková, M., & Macháč, J. (2022). Serious gaming in flood risk management. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Article e1589. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1589

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem

Forrest, S. A., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2020). Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem. Cities, 105, Article 102843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102843

Emerging citizen contributions, roles and interactions with public authorities in Dutch pluvial flood risk management

Forrest, S. A., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2021). Emerging citizen contributions, roles and interactions with public authorities in Dutch pluvial flood risk management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 37(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2019.1701999

Thesis

The Rise of Civil Society in Governing Flood Resilience

Forrest, S. (2020). The Rise of Civil Society in Governing Flood Resilience. (Thesis). University of Groningen. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4005719

Research interests

I am currently pursuing further research into:

-Flood resilience and climate resilience

-Governance approaches and the role of civil society

-Sustainable transformations after disasters

-Socio-spatial inequalities and justice in flood risk management and climate adaptation

-Bridging the theory-practice gap in flood resilience

-International comparative research

-Serious gaming and its use in disaster resilience

I am open to research collaborations in other areas as well.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

NERC Discipline Hopping: Pursuing a Climate Resilient AND Net Zero Future

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£4,000.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Complete

Project

Roleplay Evaluation for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

Funder

University of Leeds

Grant

£3,469.00

Started

4 January 2021

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Mapping Flood Recovery Gaps 2: Scaling up and creating legacy

Funder

AVIVA Foundation

Grant

£91,770.00

Started

1 May 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Mapping Flood Recovery Gaps

Funder

AVIVA Foundation

Grant

£92,047.00

Started

1 March 2021

Status

Complete

Project

Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

Funder

University of Leeds

Grant

£17,787.00

Started

4 January 2021

Status

Complete

Project

On the Edge: a co-created exploration of young people’s eco-anxiety in the face of climate uncertainty

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£10,000.00

Started

1 July 2021

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising projects relating to my research interests or in related areas. If you have an idea for a project then please email me with an outline of your project idea.

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