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Dr Richard Boothroyd BSc (Hons), PhD

Lecturer in Physical Geography Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I am a physical geographer with research interests at the interface of fluvial geomorphology, remote sensing and geomorphic hazards. I use emerging technologies and datasets to understand geomorphic processes, with my current research using satellite imagery and big geospatial datasets to assess the risks that shifting rivers pose to people and infrastructure in dynamic landscapes.

Recently, I have been using the cloud-based geospatial analysis platform Google Earth Engine (GEE) to map and monitor river channel changes using satellite imagery (e.g., Boothroyd et al., 2020). In an applied context, this information has been used to assess the relative risk of river migration at sites of critical bridge infrastructure (e.g., PreventionWeb).

Funded Fellowships

  • CDRI Fellowship (Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, 2021 - 2022)