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 Josie Ashe

Josie Ashe

Research Technician

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 Amory C255

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

Josie is currently working as a research technician (part time) with the Mires Project research group while undertaking her PhD research. The Mires project research includes high density hydrological monitoring in upland catchments and aims to improve understanding of the effect of landscape restoration on water storage, water quality and wider ecosystem services. This work is funded by South West Water, NERC/TSB and the University of Exeter.

Josie also works closely with the research group through her PhD research, which is based with the Centre for Water Systems in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. She joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE) in 2014 and her PhD research seeks to improve understanding of how spatially distributed networks can be used to parameterise real-time flow and water quality modelling.  

Josie's background was originally in geochemistry and contaminated land and water. Between 2009 and 2013 she spent 4 years as an analyst at the renewable energy agency Regen SW, and prior to completing her MSc she worked as a geo-environmental engineer at Scott Wilson/URS. Throughout her MSc at Aberystwyth University she developed my interest in water quality and undertook a study of metal and metalloid contaminants in water and sediments of the lower Danube and Romanian tributaries.

Research interests:
Environmental geochemistry, peatland hydrology, water quality, landscape restoration, telemetry systems, hydroinfomatics

Qualifications

MSc in Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
BSc in Environmental Earth Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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