About Geoff Parker

I’m an environmental engineering expert and academic.

I write books, popular articles, and academic papers. I am often invited to give talks to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike, and have appeared in international print, radio and television media outlets (e.g. the BBC).

You can email me and follow me on Twitter.

Academic Roles

I am currently Senior Lecturer* in Water Engineering.

In 2009 I was appointed as a Senior Fellow in Water Resources at the University of Cambridge, where my post was endowed by a US $1M grant. I established my research group. I was offered and accepted a permanent post at Cambridge University Engineering Department in 2013. In 2016 I took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University.

I have been a contributor and named researcher on several major grants, including the successful 2014 (~ £4.5M) award for the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Future Infrastructure and the Built Environment (FIBE) funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). I have received project funding from both research councils and industry, with whom I have frequently collaborated.

My research outputs were ranked as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' in the latest UK Research Excellence ranking, with significant impact and real-world application. Interest in my group's work extends outside traditional engineering forums, and has yielded partnerships with organisations such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

I have also visited as a Asst. Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, and previously acted as a sessional lecturer at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

*Approximately equivalent to 'Associate Professor' outside the United Kingdom.

Industry Roles and Consultancy

I am currently the Principle of BioFlume, which was spun-out from my research group at Cambridge in late 2015. Previously I have helped to start two other successful engineering consultancies.

I also consult on projects I find interesting and impactful, typically for international industry and government clients.