Professor Neil Entwistle

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Peel Building  - Room 326

Office hours:  Tuesday 13:00 -14:00, Friday 11:00 -13:00




Current positions

Professor of River Science and Climate Resilience and Admissions Tutor for Geography and Environmental Management programmes


My academic career stared with a first degree in Environmental Geography, followed by a doctoral scholarship investigating the geomorphological effectiveness and maintenance of riffles and pools in a natural river channels. The research explored the fluvial dynamics of an upland gravel-bed river through 3D computational fluid dynamics Following the conclusion of the scholarship I pursued a career in Environmental Consultancy before continuing with research and teaching as a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Salford.

Areas of research

Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydromorphology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ecohydraulics, River Restoration, Glaciology, High Mountain Environments

Areas of supervision

In addition to my areas of focused research I would welcome students with an interest in flooding, flood risk, disaster resilience, water resources, glaciers, high mountains


I lecture to all levels of undergraduate studies from foundation year students through to Masters and PhD. I lead several Geography and Environment modules and run multiple international and national field courses.  My teaching uses real world, current examples to provide the skills and experience for graduates to gain jobs in their chosen profession.

Research Interests

As an applied geomorphologist my research delves into the form and behaviour of fluvial systems, which are governed by fluxes of water and sediment both longitudinally and laterally. Many of the worlds river systems have been altered/managed/dredged for different purposes, however our current climate requires these systems to act more natural in order to become resilient to disasters such as flooding. My research is often applied though river restoration techniques and through direct links to industry.

My research has been recognised at the highest levels, from invited speaker at prestigious conferences, convening international workshops and disseminating research findings to governments. I have featured heavily in the media with appearances on BBC News, BBC radio and television, ITV News, Sky News, The Guardian, The Independent, The Conversation and other major international news outlets.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons)
  • PhD
  • PgCAP
  • FHEA
  • FRGS
  • Cgeog (Geomorph)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Chartered Geographer *(specialism in geomorphology)
  • CEO of the Alpine Glacier Project
  • Member of American Geophysical Union
  • Member of European Geophysical Union
  • Member of International Union of Geodesy and geosciences
  • Member of International a of Geodesy and geosciences
  • Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences
  • Member of International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
  • Member of British Society for Geomorphology