Principal Consultant

Nigel Wright

Professer Nigel Wright joined us in March 2022 and brings with him a wealth of vaulable knowledge and experience.

At Edenvale Young he is using his experience in the management of research and knowledge to support consultancy for a range of clients. We are also at an evolutionary phase of our development and Nigel will be working with colleagues on the future development of the company.

Nigel has extensive experience of conducting research and winning funding internationally. This encompasses internationally-leading publications and impact in practice.

Specialist Areas


From initial research on the use of computers to predict the movement of fluids in the natural and built environment, Nigel’s research has expanded into the cross-disciplinary aspects of flood risk management and climate change adaptation. This has led to funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council amongst others.

  • Nigel has conducted consultancy projects for the Environment Agency and a range of engineering consultancy companies in the UK and internationally.
  • He has held professorial positions in the UK at the universities of Nottingham and Leeds and in the Netherlands at IHE Delft and Technische Universiteit Delft.
  • He also spend a sabbatical period at the University of Idaho in the US working on river restoration projects for the City of Boise and the State of Idaho.

Nigel’s work has had a strong international focus. He has worked on collaborative projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Argentina, China and India. He has been a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the HEA.

Nigel was previously been Head of the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds and was most recently Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Enterprise at Nottingham Trent University.

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