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Dr Rebecca Hodge

Associate Professor in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43503
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: 316
Associate Professor, Catchments and Rivers
Associate Professor, Hazards and Surface Change

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2016 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University

2011 - 2016: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University

2007 - 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.

2003 - 2006: PhD, ‘Grain-scale approaches to modelling and measuring fluvial sedimentology and bedload transport’, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Awarded October 2007.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the area of fluvial geomorphology, with a particular focus on sediment transport. I use a combination of numerical modelling and field measurements to quantify sediment processes. In both approaches I am interested in the application of new techniques, for example the use of Discrete Element and Cellular Automaton models, CT scanning and Terrestrial Laser Scanning. See for a current project. A key focus of my research is the way in which small scale processes upscale, for example the way in which the properties and interactions of sediment grains affect sediment flux at the reach scale. I am happy to be contacted about possible PhD projects in these areas.

Research Groups

Department of Geography

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2019: i-CONN: Interdisciplinary connectivity: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science, Interreg (ERDF) Europe, €4 million, 2019-10-01 - 2023-09-30
  • 2018: Listening to Rivers: Using Sound to Measure Water Velocity (£15780.00 from )
  • 2015: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Attal M, Hodge RA. Waterfall dynamics in heterogeneous bedrock: modelling study and application to NE Iceland. £7000.
  • 2014: How does the development of particle scale structure control river scale morphology? (£174957.34 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2014: NERC Advanced Training Short Course, Rosser NJ, McCaffrey KJW, Hodge RA. Terrestrial laser scanning for the geosciences, £20833.
  • 2014: NERC Equipment Grant: Evaluating the use of seismic data for monitoring fluvial bedload transport. Equivalent value of £2700.
  • 2013: Quantifying the controls on sediment patch formation in bedrock rivers using a scaled physical model (£2995.00 from Royal Geographical Society)