Discipline lead and Programme Director for Geography
Reader in the Department of Geography and Planning and Institute of Risk and Uncertainty
Neil has published over 70 publications in international peer reviewed journals, with research grant awards totaling over £2.8M with funding from NERC; EPSRC; ESRC; AHRC; British Academy and the Carnegie Trust and was part of the team that secured £5.29M for the EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments within the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty (EP/L008181/1). A number of projects have been undertaken in collaboration with industrial partners, including Severn-Trent, United Utilities, River Ribble Trust, SEPA and the Environment Agency. He currently has a research team of twelve working with him, focused on floods, droughts and past weather extremes. He sat on the main committee of British Hydrological Society 2007-13 and led an EU working group on historical floods (eCOST ES0901) and is on the steering group of the recently formed PAGES group exploring palaeo-floods.