Ben Gouldby is a Technical Director within the Flood Management Group at HR Wallingford. He has over 20 years’ experience in the development and application of a wide range of flood risk analysis models. These models include extreme (multi and univariate) value methods, flood defence reliability assessment, breaching, inundation simulation and consequence assessment. He has extensive experience in the production of flood hazard and risk maps from a range of different flood sources at a wide range of spatial scales. Ben is actively involved in applied research and has extensive experience of developing and applying new methods to flood risk and uncertainty analysis problems. The methods he has developed have been applied in the UK and overseas, including national, regional and local strategic flood risk management plans.
Thomas is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow specialising in coastal risks and climate change within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Through his research Thomas connects engineering and various science disciplines (e.g., oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, climatology) to better understand the vulnerability of coastal societies, built infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems under climate change conditions. He studies changes in coastal sea levels (mean and extreme), ocean waves, and freshwater flows and the associated impacts to support the development of sustainable and resilient adaptation strategies.
In December 2017 he will join the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering and the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster at the University of Central Florida in Orlando as an Assistant Professor.