Dr Helen Brooks

Senior Specialist at Environment Agency (England)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Trinity College Dublin

Helen Brooks is a Postdoctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin. Helen completed her PhD in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge in 2021. Her research focused on sediment properties on salt marshes, and how variation in these properties relate to the resistance of salt marshes to erosion. This is particlularly important, as salt marshes are declining rapidly on a regional and global scale. However in many locations they provide a 'natural' coastal flood defence.

Helen was an NERC funded intern at CSaP in 2018 (March - July). Helen worked on several projects in conjunction with Local Authorities, the Civil Service and Non-Governmental Organisations. Project topics included Urban Green Spaces, Goalposts for the UK Life Sciences sector, Consent and Medical Imaging. Wrote technical and professional reports, contacted and effectively liaised with clients, took minutes and contributed to meetings, and synthesised and critically evaluated technical reports. Organised a round table policy event on the effective use of small urban green spaces, attended by local authority policymakers, civil servants, and organisations/think-tanks.

Before undertaking her PhD, Helen completed an Integrated Masters in Physical Geography at Durham University.