Who is on the cbec team?

cbec prides itself on the extensive level of practical and academic experience held by its staff and management.

the core of our success

Management Team

Hamish Moir

Hamish Moir MSc PhD

UK Managing Director & Geomorphologist

Hamish is cbec’s UK Managing Director and has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology-instream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities.

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Chris Bowles PhD

US Managing Director

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with over 18 years of experience in water resources and ecological engineering. He obtained his doctorate in physical and computational modelling of intake._.

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Eric Gillies

Dr Eric Gillies BEng PhD

Technical Director

Dr Eric Gillies has over 20 years’ experience in modelling and measurement of a diverse range of fluid flows, and for the past 6 years has specialised in modelling river flows and._.

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Dr Martin Kernan PhD

Operations Director

Dr Martin Kernan is an environmental scientist with over 20 years’ research and consultancy experience of freshwater environments. He was scientific co-ordinator of the EU FP6 project, Euro-limpacs and the FP7 Project._.

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Alison Wood

Alison Wilson BSc

Senior Project Manager

Alison Wilson has a BSc Honours in Geography from the University of Aberdeen. Through her degree, she gained a fundamental understanding of important management and conservation issues relating to the physical environment,._.

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team members

Fiona Thompson PhD

Fluvial Geomorphologist

Dr Fiona Thompson gained her PhD from the University of Plymouth, investigating the implications of climate change on river morphology, ecology and management. Through this research, Fiona gained an in-depth knowledge of._.

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Gordon Falconer

Gordon Falconer MSc

Technical Specialist

Gordon Falconer has an MA Honours in Geography and an MSc in Sustainable Catchment Management from the University of Dundee. He has been conducting topographic and bathymetric surveys with cbec for over._.

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Jorge Iguzquiza MSc

Technical Specialist

Jorge has five years’ experience in river basin management and GIS, and holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Restoration from University of Barcelona, where he studied specific subjects about GIS Analysis,._.

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Clare Moir BA

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Clare has a degree in fine art, and is skilled in the production of hand-drawn illustrations as well as graphic designs, for river restoration. She has produced illustrations for a number of._.

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Marleen Crabtree

Business Development Manager

Marleen has an MSc in Molecular Nutrition from Wageningen University in her native Netherlands. Since joining cbec in 2017, Marleen has been involved in a variety of tasks, gaining experience and understanding of._.

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Ruth Ward

Ruth Ward MSc

Proposal and Marketing Co-ordinator/HSE Adviser

Ruth has an MSc (with Distinction) in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh. Through her Masters studies, Ruth gained knowledge and experience of river catchment management with particular focus._.

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Richard Williams PhD

Dr Richard Williams from the University of Glasgow is an honorary member of cbec UK staff after undertaking an industrial fellowship with the company in 2017. Funded by the Royal Academy of._.

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Carolyn Mills

Dr Carolyn Mills PhD


Dr Carolyn Mills has eight years’ consultancy experience as a fluvial geomorphologist, with extensive experience in geomorphological field assessments, and a thorough theoretical understanding of fluvial processes. She has a wide range._.

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