Dr Janet Richardson
- Position: iCASP, Impact Translation Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Ancient landscapes and landscape development; Source to sink analysis; Quantifying erosion rates; GIS; Sedimentology; Geomorphology.
- Email: J.C.Richardson@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 9.127 School of Earth and Environment
I am an Impact Translation Fellow for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP).
iCASP is a 5-year programme, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, which aims to:
- Generate £50million+ of benefits to Yorkshire’s economy from influencing investments, identifying cost savings, and creating new products and jobs
- Create a network of catchment management experts
- Inform policies and strategies
- Produce materials that help environmental science to be used by practitioners
My research interests relate to GIS, geomorphology and sedimentology. I have a background in hydrology assessments, bedrock rivers, sediment transport (including long-term source to sink studies and quantification of erosion rates) and river hydraulics.
My PhD research focused on constraining landscape development of a large fluvial system in the Western Cape, South Africa. More recently, I have completed a NERC funded 'Industrial Mobility Fellowship', in which I worked closely with Yorkshire Water to use high resolution satellite imagery and GIS to map sediment sources and pathways within the River Derwent.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD, University of Leeds.
- MPhil, Geography, Aberystwyth University.
- BSc, Physical Geography and Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
- British Sedimentological Research Group
- British Society for Geomorphology
Research groups and institutes
- Sustainability Research Institute
- Institute of Applied Geoscience