Dr Ilaria Prosdocimi has been awarded an Industrial Innovation Fellowship from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for her research project titled, ‘Developing innovative flood frequency estimation for a resilient nation (DIFFER)’.

The project aims to develop innovative statistical methods to estimate flood risk across the UK based on existing but under-utilised records. It has a special focus on the identification of possible increases in flood frequencies in the recent years and will rely on collaboration with governmental and industry partners.

Ilaria hopes the work will build on strong ties with Dr Thomas Kjeldsen in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Bath, to foster more multi-disciplinary work.

Ilaria said: “I am of very excited to have been given this great opportunity by NERC. The fellowship covers a span of time as long as a PhD which is a very long time to be able to focus on research."