Sue Tapsell

Head of Flood Hazard Research Centre

Natural Science, Flood Hazard Research Centre

Middlesex University

flood risk management, natural hazards, social impacts, qualitative research methods, vulnerability and resilience

Sue Tapsell is Head of the Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) at Middlesex University. FHRC is a world centre of expertise in the socio-economic assessment of flood and floodplain management options. The Centre’s research specialises in the interaction between people and the environment, together with the analysis and appraisal of environmental policies. Sue’s interests largely focus on the social aspects of Flood Risk Management. She has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing research projects in relation to flooding. Her early research focused on the public perception of flood risk and flood defence schemes; later topics include the human ‘intangible’ impacts of flooding such as the impacts on human health and wellbeing. Apart from managing the Research Centre, Sue is curmore...

BSc Joint Honours, First Class, Environment & Society, and Science Technology & Society, CNAA, 1989 MA Social Anthropology, University of London, 1995

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  1. Ohl, Christopher and Tapsell, Sue M. (2000) Flooding and human health: the dangers posed are not always obvious. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 321 . pp. 1167-1168. ISSN 1759-2151 [Article] (doi:10.1136/bmj.321.7270.1167)
  2. Tapsell, Sue M., McCarthy, Simon ORCID:, Faulkner, Hazel P., Alexander, Meghan, Steinführer, Annet, Kuhlicke, Christian, Brown, S., Walker, Gordon, Pellizzoni, Luigi, Scolobig, Anna, De Marchi, Bruna, Bianchizza, Chiara, Supramaniam, Meera and Kallis, Giorgios (2010) Social vulnerability to natural hazards. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph]
  3. Meyer, Volker, Messner, F., Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. ORCID:, Green, Colin H., Tunstall, Sylvia M., van der Veen, Anne, Tapsell, Sue M., Wilson, Theresa, Krywkow,, Joerg, Logtmeijer, Christiaan, Fernández-Bilbao, Amalia, Geurts, Peter, Haase, Dagmar and Parker, Dennis J. (2009) Evaluating flood damages: guidance and recommendations on principles and methods executive summary. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph] (doi:Task Report No. T09-07-03)
  4. Tunstall, Sylvia M., Tapsell, Sue M. and Fernandez-Bilbao, A. (2007) Vulnerability and flooding: a re-analysis of FHRC data: country report England and Wales. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph] (doi:Task 11 Report No.: T11-07-11)
  5. Tapsell, Sue M., Priest, Sally J. ORCID:, Parker, Dennis J., Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. ORCID:, Viavattene, Christophe ORCID:, Wilson, T., Handmer, J. W., Wijdeveld, A., Haasnoot, M., Penailillo, R., van den Ende,, F., van Noort,, P., Messner,, F., Meyer, V., Haase, D., Scheuer, S., Schildt, A., Lutoff, C. and Ruin, I. (2008) Socio-economic and ecological evaluation and modelling methodologies. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph] (doi:Task Report No: T10-07-13)
  6. Tapsell, Sue M., Tunstall, Sylvia M. and Priest, Sally J. ORCID: (2009) Developing a conceptual model of flood impacts upon human health. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph] (doi:Report Number T10-09-02 of the FLOODsite Project)
  7. Green, Colin, Dieperink, K., Ek, K., Hegger, D., Pettersson, M., Priest, Sally J. ORCID: and Tapsell, Sue M. (2013) Flood risk management in Europe: the flood problem and interventions. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph] (doi:Deliverable Report D1.1.1 of the EC FP7 STAR-FLOOD project)
  8. Menoni, S., Costa, L., Galderisi, A., Margottini, C., Belvaux, M., Benenson, I., Karymbalis, E., Kidron, G., Kundak, S., Minucci, G., Parker, D. J., Sapountzaki, K. and Tapsell, Sue M. (2011) Methodological framework for an integrated multi-scale vulnerability and resilience assessment. Project Report. European Commission. . [Monograph]