Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Heather Kerr

Department / group: School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
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Research interests:

Fluvial geomorphology, fluvial sedimentology, hydrology, sedimentology, physical geography, GIS, spatial analysis, mapping, flood risk management

Career history:

Nov 2021 – Present: PhD Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
Oct 2019 – Oct 2021: Assistant Analyst at JBA Consulting, Edinburgh, working across both the Flood Risk Management and Appraisal team and the Environment team.
Sep 2018 – Sep 2019: MSc Sustainable Water Environments, University of Glasgow (Distinction)
Sep 2014 – Jun 2018: BSc (Hons) Geography, University of Glasgow (2:1). Semester abroad at University of Iceland, Reykjavik from Aug 2016 – Dec 2016.

Active research projects:

Spatial variability in meander characteristics (PhD research)

Recent publications:

Pettit, A. & Kerr, H. (2020). Property Flood Resilience – Scottish Baseline Study. ClimateXChange. DOI:

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