Hannah Hayes

Sustainable Futures

PhD Researcher in Sustainable Futures (ESRC 1+3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Stronger together: the role of community resilience in managing flooding and coastal erosion risk

My PhD research will focus on the role of resilience in managing the risk and impact of flooding and coastal change. I previously worked for the Environment Agency. My role was directly involved in the scoping, development and consultation of the Environment Agency’s new strategic approach to managing flooding and coastal change in England (published in 2020). The new approach focuses on managing the increasing risk by moving from protection to resilience.

Research supervisors: Professor Neil Adger, Dr Saffron O'Neill, Professor Julie Barnett (University of Bath)

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Member of CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management).

SWDTP Student Rep

Email: hh547@exeter.ac.uk