Geoffrey Parker was appointed in the Department of Engineering in 2009. Since 2011, he has spearheaded the Water Environment Team at CUED. He also visits as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and has previously been a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa. He is a By-Fellow of Churchill College and holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He was appointed as the inaugural Sharjah Fellow, in the field of Water Resources.
Research interests are diverse, and include especially novel approaches to uncertainty management in coupled model systems. Water resource and infrastructure systems are excellent, universal, exemplar problems which badly need better tools. Other examples are highly coupled (e.g. economic/social/environmental, land/water/energy) systems.
He has over a decade of experience as a consultant to international industry and government clients. He worked for ISR, an international leader in the field of risk, safety and emergency management. prior to re-entering the academic world. He is also the developer/contributor to several internationally-used software packages.
He is a citizen of Canada and the UK. He has been a resident of Canada, the UK, France and the UAE.