Professor Bruce Webb
Emeritus Professor


Bruce Webb obtained his BSc in Geography and Geology and PhD in Geography at the University of Exeter. He has spent his subsequent academic career at Exeter, where he held the positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Physical Geography, before being made Professor of Physical Geography in 1998. He was awarded a DSc from Exeter University in January 2008 for his research on Water Quality of Stream and River Systems.

He won the British Association for the Advancement of Science Lyell Lectureship in 1990. He has served as the UK National Correspondent to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) for Water Quality and is a past Secretary and past President of the IAHS International Commission on Water Quality. Bruce has also been the Secretary and the President of the British Hydrological Society, and is a former Treasurer of the British Geomorphological Research Group (now the British Society for Geomorphology).

Bruce is a former Assistant Editor of the International Journal Hydrological Sciences Journal and was Editor of Geoscience in South-West England, the Journal of the Ussher Society from 2012 to 2015.

Bruce retired in 2011 and was made an Emeritus Professor of the University.


Broad research specialisms and interests:

Water Quality
Physical Geography of South-West England



BSc (Exon)
PhD (Exon)
DSc (Exon)

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