Dr Stephanie Bond

Dr Stephanie Bond


I am an Impact Translation Fellow for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) which aims to work alongside partners in the Yorkshire region to improve catchment resilience to climate change.

I specialise in Natural Flood Management monitoring and modelling, and have experience working with organisations throughout the UK. 

Currently, I coordinate the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme alongside five local authorities - Bradford District Council, Leeds City Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council – the Environment Agency and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. 

Research interests

My research centres on catchment hydrology, focusing on optimising land management for improved flood and drought resilience, carbon sequestration, water quality, and biodiversity, alongside farming and leisure activities.

I am particularly interested in:

  • The use of hillslope-based forms of Natural Flood Management, especially land cover as a form of surface roughness for ‘slowing the flow’
  • The influence of land cover on soil properties and their hydrological function
  • Use of GIS and hydrological modelling to quantify potential influence of land cover change on downstream flood risk
  • Working with land managers, policy makers, flood-affected communities and partner organisations to practically improve catchment resilience through informed decision making
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  • PhD, University of Leeds
  • MPhil, University of Leicester
  • BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Leicester

Professional memberships

  • British Hydrological Society

Research groups and institutes

  • River Basin Processes and Management
  • water@leeds