School of Geography

Geography academic awarded Vice Chancellor's Medal

Colin Thorne, Professor of Physical Geography, was awarded the medal for his outstanding contributions to the study of rivers. His work has substantively moved forward river science and helped shape national and international policy on river and flood management.

One of the UK's leading experts in flooding, Colin is a fluvial geomorphologist with an educational background in environmental sciences, civil engineering and physical geography. He has published nine books and over 120 journal papers and book chapters.

The medal is awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional achievement in any arena
  • Outstanding contribution to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in university life
  • Notable endeavour which has made a difference to the University
  • A substantive contribution which has enhanced the reputation of the University of Nottingham
  • Activity which has had a noticeably positive impact for students, staff or the local community
  • An individual achievement or sustained achievement over a period of time
Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017

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