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Lucy Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

I have always had a fascination with understanding how the world works, and in particular investigating the watery world (both flowing and frozen) using image analysis and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Chevron icon


I am a physical geographer that specialises in river processes, natural flood management and using image analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore landscape change. I am involved in implementing and assessing ‘slow the flow’ schemes in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties. I am also currently working with the British Antarctic Survey using historic aerial photographs and satellite imagery to look at glacier change on Antarctica. This gives me the opportunity to incorporate both my Antarctic data and active river research projects into my geography teaching.


  • PhD: Geography, University of Exeter, *
  • MSc: Geography and Surveying, University of Otago, *
  • BSc (Hons): Geography, University of Durham, *
  • FHEA, Fellow, Higher Education Academy, *


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

University Teaching Fellow

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, American Geophysical Union (AGU), British Hydrological Society (BHS), British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), European Geosciences Union (EGU), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

Teaching & Research


Geographical Research and Fieldwork

Earth Systems & Processes

Practical Environmental Investigation

Fluvial Hydrosystems

Geographical Information Systems

Fieldwork Elective

River Science and Management

Advanced Geographical Information Systems


My specialisms are in fluvial systems and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). My primary research interests are in the field of process geomorphology and fluvial landform evolution.


More publications from Lucy Clarke can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subject for media interview

Rivers and flooding

Aerial photography

3D visualisations

Antarctic glaciers

Professional positions

Co-organiser: BSG Windsor Workshop PhD Training.

Editor: Geomorphological Techniques online book and Geological Society of London Special Publication.

Reviewer: Earth System Dynamics, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Geomorphology, Geology, Holocene.

STEMNET Ambassador

External examining

University of Derby: BSc (Hons) Geography and Joint Honours Geography (2017-2021)