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Eleanore Heasley is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. She began her PhD in 2015 as part of the London NERC DTP, after graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Geography.

While undertaking her bachelor's degree, Eleanore received a grant to work as a field assistant on a project measuring sediment fluxes on the Lower Mekong River (STELAR-S2S). Eleanore also completed an internship at the Earthwatch Institute, working on their global citizen science water quality monitoring project called FreshWater Watch.

These experiences enabled her to develop an interest in river systems, and as a result, her PhD research explores the connectivity between river reaches and their catchments through the river network in catchments across England and Wales.

Eleanore also completed a three-month placement in the Sustainable Rivers team at Atkins Consultancy. Here, she worked on delivering natural flood management and river restoration solutions. 

She is a postgraduate representative on the Committee for Professional Geomorphologists at the British Society for Geomorphology.


Thesis title: 'Catchment effects on river features and the role of network topology'

Eleanore's research lies within the disciplines of geomorphology, hydrology and ecology. Her specific research interests include catchment effects on river systems; impacts of confluences on river reaches; the use of alternative data sources (e.g. regulatory data and citizen science); natural flood management; and implications for river and catchment management.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Eleanore's research profile