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
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.
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._.
Dr Eric Gillies BEng PhD
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._.
Kate Comins MSc
Business and Projects Coordinator
Kate has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management, specialising in river and water resource management. She has a sound technical knowledge of river restoration techniques and processes and extensive project management._.
Ashley Bird MSc
Ashley has an MSc in Geographical Information Technology and Cartography from the University of Glasgow where during his thesis he looked at the use of UAV photogrammetry to assess river restoration. Ashley’s._.
Sam McArthur MSc
Senior Technical Specialist
Sam is a spatial scientist with a specialisation in fluvial geomorphology. Sam studied fluvial geomorphology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) under Professor Gary Brierley and Dr Jon Tunnicliffe. His studies._.
Dr. Peter Downs PhD, CGeog (Geomorph), SFHEA
Principal Fluvial Geomorphologist
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, sustainable river management and restoration, and science and policy in river basin management. His career has combined university lecturing (Nottingham and._.
Fiona Thompson PhD
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._.
Gordon Falconer MSc
Senior 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._.
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._.
Leonardo Camelo MSc
Leonardo has over five years’ experience in the environmental consultancy sector after graduating with Distinction from the Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc at King’s College London. The core of his._.
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._.
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._.
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._.