I am a PhD Student, and started in October 2014. The title of my project is 'System dynamics modelling of socio-hydrological systems'.
We are in an age where anthropogenic influence on natural systems has never been greater, and in which humans rely on natural systems more than ever before; this means that decisions that are made influence our own future livelihoods more than ever before. I am developing models of coupled human-water systems using system dynamics techniques in order to build understanding regarding how these systems function, the interactions and feedbacks that are involved, and to determine the long-term consequences of decisions for livelihoods.
I hold a First Class Honours (BA) and Master's (MEng, Distinction) degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
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