Dr Maggie Creed

  • Lecturer (Infrastructure & Environment)



PhD in Environmental Fluid Mechanics (2016), University of Edinburgh.

MSc in Civil Engineering - Geotechnics (2012, diplome d’ingenieur), ENTPE, France.

BE(Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering (2012), University College Cork, Ireland.



2021-              Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, University of Glasgow

2019-2021       PDRA, School of Geoscience, University of Edinburgh

2017-2019       Professional Musician

2016-2017       PDRA, School of Geoscience, University of Edinburgh

Research interests


  • Multi-criteria decision making in the context of large river basins, which integrates elements of hydrology, flood prediction modelling, and an understanding of societal, economic, and political dynamics. My aim as an engineering scientist is to find ways of using local knowledge to improve flood protection measures in rapidly changing landscapes.


  • Theoretical modelling of water-particle interaction. This includes use of numerical models to understand the mechanisms of sediment-laden flows during extreme flood events, and to understand the impacts of long-term climate change and anthropogenic activities on river bank stability, sediment erosion, and scour around structures.


  • Marine, coastal and hydro renewable energy: understanding the interaction between coastal and fluvial structures, flow dynamics and bed morphodynamics.



  • UKRI GCRF Multi-hazard Urban Disaster Risk Transitions Hub. Co-I. £3.5M (2019-2024)



Current PhD Students

Second Supervisor

  • Saraswati Thapa, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh (2020-present)
  • Ashrika Sharma, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh (2020-present)