Georgina Bennett

Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at University of East Anglia



Georgina Bennett is a Lecturer in the Physical Geography of Natural Hazards at the University of East Anglia with expertise in hazards and earth-surface dynamics of steep mountain catchments. In her PhD, she quantified and modelled cascading landslide and debris flow hazard in the Swiss Alps and produced a new model for prediction of debris flow hazards, now being adapted to other catchments around the world. In her postdoctoral research, she demonstrated the profound influence of landslides on river channel processes during extreme floods and over geological timescales. She also revealed the impact of drought on slow-moving landslides and their depth-dependent response to climate forcing, with significance for understanding and modelling slow-moving landslides. She is currently preparing two funding proposals to investigate landslide-flood interaction in Nepal and the Philippines with the aim of increasing resilience to such hazards in these countries. She also has ongoing projects in California and Colorado investigating the coupling of landslide and channel processes and tracking coupled fluvial bedload and wood transport. She supervises three PhD students researching landslide hazards in Montserrat and Nepal and coastal cliff erosion in the UK.

* PhD studentship available with me tracking fluvial bedload and wood transport and interaction through a Colorado mountain river – see opportunities tab for more details *


Georgina Bennett
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich, Norfolk, UK


Office phone: +1 01603 593003

Affiliated websites

Environmental Sciences Department, University of East Anglia

CSU Fluvial Geomorphology Group website

Air, water and aquatic environments program, US Forest Service

UO Earth Surface Laboratory website

Hydrology and Water Resources Management, ETH Zurich