School of Earth and Environment

Janet Richardson Dr Janet Richardson

Impact Translation Fellow

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Room: 9.127


I am an Impact Translation Fellow for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). My research interests relate to geomorphology and sedimentology. I have a background in hydrology assessments, bedrock rivers, sediment transport (including long-term source to sink studies) and river hydraulics.


University of Leeds, PhD 2012 – 2016

PhD title: Antecedent fluvial systems on an uplifted continental margin: constraining Cretaceous to present-day drainage basin development in southern South Africa.

The main aim of my PhD research is to constrain landscape development of fluvial system in the Western Cape, to do this I use a multidisciplinary approach of geomorphology, sedimentology, geology and remote sensing. My work has wider implications for source-to-sink concepts, related to the oil industry and general knowledge of ancient settings.

Supervisors: Prof Dave Hodgson, Prof Andreas Lang, Dr Andrew Wilson, Dr Jonathan Carrivick

Aberystwyth University, M.Phil in Geography 2011-2012

M.Phil: Controls on the location, development and significance of bedrock reaches on the middle River Rheidol, west Wales.

Supervisors: Dr Stephen Tooth, Dr Hywel Griffiths

Royal Holloway, University of London 2008-2011

Degree: BSc (First Class, Hons) Physical Geography and Geology


British Sedimentological Research Group

British Society For Geomorphology

Research Interests

  • Ancient landscapes and landscape development
  • Source to sink analysis
  • Quantifying erosion rates using cosmogenic analysis
  • Morphometric analysis of drainage basins
  • Mixed bedrock alluvial rivers and bedrock river systems
  • Sediment transport