Title of PhD: Future Resilient Transport Networks – Investigating the potential future impacts of precipitation on the UK road network
Supervisors: Dr Lee Chapman, Dr Andrew Quinn
Elizabeth’s research focuses on the impact of precipitation on the UK road network, looking specifically at the impacts along the M1 and M6 motorways from London to Carlisle. Using data from the Highways Agency and NIMROD precipitation radar data, the relationships between traffic speeds, flows and precipitation intensities are being investigated with a view to using the findings with climate projections to develop an understanding of how the road network may be affected by precipitation in future.
Elizabeth’s research is part of the Future Resilient Transport Networks (Futurenet) project, funded by the EPSRC.