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Louise Bracken

Louise Bracken

Prof. Louise Bracken

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

What area does your research focus on?

My personal research expertise is in hazard and risk, flooding and fluvial geomorphology and I am best known for my research on hydrological connectivity. Central to my research is working across disciplines and collaborating with practitioners to translate science into solutions to real-world environmental problems.   

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I am the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Northumbria University.  Previous to this I was the Deputy Vice Provost (Research) at Durham University. In these roles, I support the delivery of University Research and Knowledge Engagement Strategy, including setting the tone, ambition and supporting mechanisms for research as well as leading research culture across both institutions.  

What do you like to do outside of work?

Spending time with family and friends. 

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
  • Supporting people to develop their research/academic journey whilst protecting their work-life balance.  
  • Helping people understand and navigate systems and processes. 
  • Helping people develop their personal ambitions.