|Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography|
My research is primarily focused on the mapping and modelling of landslide hazard and risk and how these change through the landscape and through time, especially after large triggers such as earthquakes. Strong local gradients in patterns of hazard from the remobilisation of landslide sediments and spatial patterns in settlement overlay to create footprints of risk. These risk footprints have been shown to change through time and highlight increasing concentrations in some landscape positions.
In parallel to the above research, we are also using and developing participatory and collaborative mapping techniques to allow and facilitate the coproduction of these hazard and risk data with the communities living in these mountain environments.
- White, Joyce C, Lewis, Helen, Bouasisengpaseuth, Bounheuang, Marwick, Ben & Arrell, Katherine (2009). Archaeological investigations in northern Laos new contributions to Southeast Asian prehistory. Antiquity, 83 (319): Antiquity Publications.
- Abou Romieh, M., Westaway, R., Daoud, M., Radwan, Y., Yassminh, R., Khalil, A., Al-Ashkar, A., Loughlin, S., Arrell, K. & Bridgland, D. (2009). Active crustal shortening in NE Syria revealed by deformed terraces of the River Euphrates. Terra nova 21(6): 427–437.
- Arrell, Katherine, Wise, Steve, Wood, Jo & Donoghue, Danny (2008). Spectral filtering as a method of visualising and removing striped artefacts in digital elevation data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 33(6): 943.
- Arrell, K.E., Fisher, P.F., Tate, N.J. & Bastin, L. (2007). A fuzzy c-means classification of elevation derivatives to extract the morphometric classification of landforms in Snowdonia, Wales. Computers & Geosciences 33(10): 1366.
- Durham, Helen & Arrell, Katherine (2007). Introducing new cultural and technological approaches into institutional practice: an experience from geography. British Journal of Educational Technology 38(5): 795.