Amrie Singh completes her PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources Sciences

November 28, 2023

All of us at Create would like to say congratulations and well done to Amrie Singh, who recently completed her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Hydrology and Urban Flood Modelling at the University of Leeds.

Amrie started studying for her PhD in 2019, shortly after finishing her Master’s degree in Environmental Health Engineering. Her thesis and research on urban flood modelling, looked at how to represent drainage systems in flood models when the data required is missing or lacking. As part of her thesis defence, Amrie had the opportunity to discuss her research with two expert examiners, Dr Andrew Sleigh (University of Leeds) and Professor Claire Walsh (University of Newcastle). The examiners read through all of Amrie’s work in detail and concluded that her research and write-up was substantial and showed new and novel thinking, resulting in a pass with minor corrections and the subsequent recommendation that the University award the degree.

“After four years, I’m delighted to have completed my PhD at the University of Leeds. I’m also very grateful for the flexibility and support Create have given me during this time. I have been able to not only complete my doctorate but also gain valuable real world experience, which will no doubt benefit my career going forward. I would like to thank Graham Sinclair who was always very accommodating, if and when, I had last-minute schedule changes or required additional study time. I have had a wonderful experience at the University of Leeds but I am looking forward to the next stage of my personal development.”

Amrie Singh, Flood Risk Consultant

Nigel Hendley (host) hands Amrie her certificate

Since Amrie joined Create in 2022, she has expertly managed her studies, continued personal development and work commitments, helping our Water & Flood Risk team to deliver a number of technical requirements for our clients. In July 2022 she was appointed as the new Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Water Futures Ambassador, following the final event of Wavin’s Water Futures Challenge, which she won for her entry: ‘Can my pipe handle it?’. Her concept looked at how to approach flood modelling where no detailed hydraulic model of the piped system is available.

“Amrie has quickly become a fundamental part of the team supporting our ongoing modelling projects in a number of regions.  Her knowledge of 2D flood modelling and the associated coding is impeccable and she has acted as a key member of the team who are undertaking the ongoing modelling work of the East Lindsey Coastline, including an entirely new set of overtopping calculations.”

Graham Sinclair, Technical Director (Water & Flood Risk)