1. How do extreme events (e.g. enhanced monsoon storms, glacial lake outburst floods, earthquakes etc) influence the dispersal and transport of coarse sediment in the Indo-Gangetic Plain?
2. How does grain size and shape influence river mobility?
3. Does natural and anthropogenic fluvial geomorphic change influence flood risk?
4. How sustainable is fluvial gravel mining?
05/2021-Present: Research Associate (University of Glasgow, UK): Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological events: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines
09/2016-05/2021: PhD (University of Edinburgh, UK): Sediment dynamics of the Himalayan foreland basin from the Neogene to present times
01/2021-05/2021: Research Associate (University of Edinburgh, UK): Four-month position looking at monitoring and raising awareness of the role of river sediment in flood protection in Scotland and Nepal [During PhD]
01/2020-02/2020: Research Associate (University of Edinburgh, UK): Two-month knowledge exchange position: Good and Bad floods; the challenge for Early Warning Systems in Nepal [During PhD] NERC ENGAGE BLOG: https://lnkd.in/d649NVZ
09/2019-12/2019: NERC PIP placement (British Geological Survey, UK): Three-month position with the Official Development Assistance team (Asian cities) researching the physical and societal impacts of dam sediment starvation on Indian rivers and deltas [During PhD]
06/2014-08/2016: Sedimentologist (Robertson CGG, UK): Produced multi-disciplinary reservoir quality studies contracted by National Middle Eastern oil and gas companies
Active research projects:
Present: Research Associate (University of Glasgow, UK): Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological events: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines
E.H. Dingle, H. Sinclair, J. Venditti, M. Attal, T. Kinnaird, M. Creed, L. Quick, J. Nittrouer, D. Gautam (2020) “Sediment dynamics across gravel-sand transitions: Implications for river stability and floodplain recycling”. Geology, Vol. 48, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/G46909.1
L. Quick, H. Sinclair, M. Attal, V. Singh (2020) “Conglomerate recycling in the Himalayan foreland basin; Implications for grain size and provenance”. GSA Bulletin, Vol. 132, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/B35334.1
L. Quick, M.J. Creed, H.D. Sinclair, M. Attal, R. Sinha (In Prep). Extreme Himalayan floods preserved in the sedimentary record of the Gangetic Plains. In prep