Amelie’s doctoral research focuses on the dynamic interplay between flooding, geomorphology and society in the world’s largest and most vulnerable delta system - the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) delta in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Her research aims to assess, and ultimately quantify, the impact that geomorphic change has on poverty in coastal Bangladesh. Building on this, her work also looks into what management measures are required, and at which scales, in order to mitigate and adapt to these large-scale risks. Throughout her work, she highlights the important role that geomorphic processes play in defining deltaic vulnerability and emphasises the need to incorporate these into our hydrological understanding of large delta systems.
Prior to Amelie’s DPhil studies, she worked as a Water Engineer for Buro Happold Engineering, where she gained international experience in flood risk management. Amelie holds a BSc in Geography and Oceanography from the University of Southampton and an MSc in Hydrology and Water Resources Management from Imperial College London.