Anna is a PhD student at the Department of Political Economy and the Department of Geography. She is interested in flood risk management, environmental policy, and climate change adaptation strategies.
She completed a Geography BSc from King’s College London, where she specialised in analysing patterns of flood vulnerability across England. She also holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, focusing her research on evaluating the use of models to quantify the financial impacts of Biodiversity Net Gain on recreational ecosystem services.
Thesis title: Rethinking flood resilience: from policy to practice. The case of flood risk management in England.
This project works with the Environment Agency to consider how to best maximise the impact of their resources to operationalise flood resilience strategies across England. These resources are unlikely to match the scale of investment required to protect communities against the increasing flood risk from climate change. Therefore, to understand how and where to focus the impact of these resources, this project seeks to (i) provide a comprehensive definition of flood resilience, (ii) quantify how social characteristics such as age, ethnicity, and income affect resilience, (iii) translate these results about the theory of resilience into policy impact in England. This will enable that flood risk management strategies are prioritised to support the communities in the greatest need of protection against flooding.
First Supervisor: Dr Francesca Vantaggiato
Second Supervisor: Dr James Porter (Department of Geography)