Professor Nigel Wright

Professor Nigel Wright


Nigel Wright has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds since 2015.

From initial research on the use of computers ro predict the movement of fluids in the naturual and built environment, Nigel’s research has expended into the cross-disciplinary aspects of flood risk management and climate change adaptation.  This has led to funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the Natural Environemnt Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council amongst others.

Nigel has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.  He has received a number of journal awards with his co-authors including being highly-commended in the Journal of Flood Risk Management Best Paper Award in 2021; the 16th Harold Jan Schoemaker Award for the most outstanding paper in the Journal of Hydraulic Research in the period 2007-8; and the John F Alcock Memorial Prize by the Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Nigel's work has had a strong international focus. In addition to time spent working in the US and the Netherlands, he has worked on collaborative  projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Argentina, China and India. He has been a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the HEA.

Nigel was previously been Head of the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds and was most recently Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Enterprise at Nottingham Trent University.  He now works with a small business providing consultancy services in flood risk management.

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Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academiy
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