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Dr Liz Holcombe

Dr Liz Holcombe

Dr Liz Holcombe
M.Sci, Ph.D.(Bristol), FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

landslide hazard modelling and mitigation

Office 2.41
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5612

Research summary

Liz Holcombe's background is in dynamic slope hydrology and stability modelling with a particular focus on urban landslide risk management in the Humid Tropics. The core areas of Liz's research are the development and application of:

  • slope stability and landslide cost models
  • methods for assessing landslide risk to road networks
  • community-based drainage measures for reducing urban landslide hazards in developing countries

Liz’s wider research interests within the field of disaster risk management include decision-making in uncertain environments, ‘building back better’ for resilience and sustainability, and community-based approaches.

The main application of Liz’s research has been the development of ...

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Liz obtained an MSci (First class) in Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol in 2000. Between 2002 and 2006 she completed a PhD entitled 'Modelling Landslide Risk on Highway Cut Slopes in Developing Countries'. As part of Liz's PhD research she carried out fieldwork in Saint Lucia, West Indies, with her supervisor Professor Malcolm Anderson. In response to a request for assistance from the Government of Saint Lucia, they initiated an innovative method for reducing landslide hazard in unplanned urban communities by improving surface water drainage (MoSSaiC, Management of Slope Stability in Communities). The success of the pilot ...

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