Giuseppe is primarily engaged in delivering a participatory method to develop integrated thinking of sustainability. With a PhD in Product Design and a track record of research projects addressing socio-technical innovation and implications for sustainability, in CAMELLIA Giuseppe works on critical dynamics which may lead to unintended consequences. He is involved in mapping stakeholder perception of the system, developing strategies for genuine engagement, and identifying innovative solutions which focus on the interactions between the physical, social, management and decision-making system.
Helge supports the community modelling project with social science research, engaging local stakeholders with participatory, qualitative and ethnographic methods.
Dr Jimmy O'Keeffe
Imperial College London
Urban eco-system services
Jimmy is based at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College, working as a Research Associate on the CAMELLIA programme where he is using a natural capital and systems approach to evaluate the benefits and co-benefits of urban blue-green infrastructure. His research explores the links between the human and natural environments in order to better understand the challenges faced and opportunities available to water users in developing and developed regions of the world. Jimmy has extensive field experience and uses real world insights to create realistic “whole system” modelling tools.
Computational Mechanics, Infiltration Modelling and Sensor Design
As part of the CAMELLIA project, Tom works on the development of numerical tools to simulate key processes operating at the local scale that govern rainfall runoff and storm water infiltration in the urban environment. He is also investigating several physical technologies that may aid in the solutions of some of the problems being investigated by CAMELLIA (remote sensors, smart water butts etc.).
Dr Barnaby Dobson
Imperial College London
Water resources modelling
Barnaby works on the CAMELLIA project primarily as a water resource modeller. His role involves both creating models of Thames Water's various urban water systems and integrating their existing models. A key focus of this approach will be on the interaction between physical and social systems. By capturing the feedback between systems that are not usually coupled, the hope is for the analysis to reveal unintended consequences and benefits that arise from long and short-term decisions.
Systems Thinking, Collaborative Decision Making Process
Irene is an environmental engineer using System Dynamics and Operational Research methodologies to support decision-making processes for environmental policies, sustainable water management and urban planning for resilient cities. Based on a double PhD in environmental engineering and computer science, her work provides formal approaches to decision-makers involved in multi-stakeholder settings, working on group modelling approaches and structured stakeholders' engagement for generating and evaluating alternatives. Within CAMELLIA, she coordinates the Participatory System Dynamics activites of the Thamesmead case study.
Tijana's primary role within CAMELLIA is surface hydrological modelling. As a surface modeler, she is interested in how, for example, improved modelling of surface hydrology can help with identifying suitable locations for implementing SuDS, to benefit stormwater management. Beyond stormwater management, an array of existing datasets can be used to support SuDS implementation to promote their wider benefits. Her objective is to work with communities in developing modelling and communication tools to help improve London's environment.
As part of the BGS team, Séverine is acting as a Data Knowledge Broker between the CAMELLIA research team and stakeholders. Her role is to help develop relationships with the partners to investigate how environmental data can be used to support their needs and the project aims. Her main activities are to organise the collection, QA, and management of private data from the partners to develop and deliver outputs that get used and have impact. She supports the dissemination of outputs and liaise with the partners to support the uptake of tools.
In the CAMELLIA project, Bruce leads the development of an interactive visualisation tool. At BGS, Bruce leads the 3D Visualisation Systems Team. He has 24 years' experience in Geographic Information Systems and 3D geological modelling and has for the last 14 years managed immersive visualisation facilities and led the BGS' development of geoscientific visualisation software, prioritising multidisciplinary data integration and virtual field work.
Ricky's role on the CAMELLIA project is to facilitate the use of virtual reality software to improve the understanding and relationships between different urban data and information to solve issues with regards to the use and management of water. Ricky is driven to help people share knowledge through 3D reconstructions of reality, and provide a platform for which data can be easily disseminated and understood.
Javid works as a software developer, primarily working on geoscience and environmental projects. In CAMELLIA he develops community-based software tools that can be used as part of the ongoing research into water management in the city.