Impact Translation Fellow
Tom Willis is a hydraulic and hydrological modeller who has worked for consultancy companies on a variety of flood modelling problems, from global flood mapping to evaluating proposed flood defences for local councils.
His PhD from the University of Leeds was looking at sources and impacts of uncertainty in flood inundation models. He has recently been involved in the FLOODMAL project in the School of Geography, which is investigating and modelling the link between large scale flood events and the development and movement of mosquito populations.
He is involved in the Calderdale NFM project and will develop hydrological and hydraulic models to evaluate the impact of land use approaches and NFM interventions on runoff rates and flood risk levels in the catchment.
iCASP projects: Calderdale NFM project and Systems approach to urban infrastructure management