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Lecturer in Flood Resilience and Sustainable Transformations
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.
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
Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley
Forrest, S., Trell, E., & Woltjer, J. (2019). Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 44(2), 422-436. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12279
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
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.
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
1 March 2022
University of Leeds
4 January 2021
1 May 2023
1 March 2021
1 July 2021
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.
Energy and Environment Institute
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