Eleanor is a Research Associate at the National Green Infrastructure Facility, Newcastle University, where she is involved in testing and demonstrating the impact of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and nature-based designs. She has specialised in hydrology and flood risk management, inside and outside academia, for over eleven years. This includes completing a PhD in catchment science, which focused on community-based engagement, citizen science, flooding and natural flood management. During and since the PhD, Eleanor has incorporated various participatory methods into the engineering discipline to maximise the relevance and impact of her work, and to local communities directly affected by environmental pressures on the ground. She is also working on various citizen science projects which aim to harvest local knowledge, fill the data gaps, combine with other data sources, improve the flood forecasting process, tackle water quality issues, and ultimately ensure appropriate climate action at a local level.
University profile: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/engineering/staff/profile/eleanorstarkey1.html
UpStream – Community-led monitoring to improve water quality in the UK and Taiwan https://research.ncl.ac.uk/upstream/
National Green Infrastructure Facility – https://linktr.ee/NGIF_UK
PYRAMID – https://linktr.ee/NCL_PYRAMID
Haltwhistle Burn – https://research.ncl.ac.uk/haltwhistleburn/