Simon Dixon BSc, MSc

Simon Dixon

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Simon is a fluvial geomorphology researcher who has worked on quantifying the impacts of river restoration on changing flood risk, as well as the organization and transport of wood in small rivers during floods. He is currently working on the NERC “MegaScours” project looking at river confluences in the world’s largest rivers.


MSc (Distinction) River Environmental Management, 2009
BSc (Hons.) Chemistry, University of Birmingham, 1997


Simon embarked on a career change to fluvial geomorphology research following a career in the banking sector. After completing an MSc at Birmingham he started an Environment Agency sponsored PhD at University of Southampton researching the effects of river restoration on flood risk and flood hydrology. He worked for a year as a visiting lecturer in geomorphology at Bournemouth University and took up a position as post-doctoral research fellow at Birmingham in 2013.


Level 3 – River Processes & Deposits


Research interests

  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Sedimentology
  • Ecohydromorphology

Other activities

  • Member of BSG
  • Member of EGU