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Nick Mount

Faculty Digital Learning Director and Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Teaching Summary

Dr Mount is the Digital Learning Director for the Faculty of Social Sciences, with responsibility for leading strategy and implementation of digitally-enhanced learning and teaching practice across… read more

Research Summary

Dr Mount's work focuses on trans-disciplinary approaches to the understanding, analysis and management of hydrological and river systems. He is the Water Lead for the £1.05 million Modelling and… read more

Selected Publications

Dr Mount is the Digital Learning Director for the Faculty of Social Sciences, with responsibility for leading strategy and implementation of digitally-enhanced learning and teaching practice across the Faculty and supporting the implementation of the wider University digital learning agenda. The role builds upon his long-held interests and experience in the application of digital technologies to support and enhance student learning. He is a Lord Dearing Award winner for 'an outstanding contribution to the development of teaching and student learning' and the author of chapters and articles focussing on the use of digital technologies to support learning - from podcasts to virtual worlds.

Dr Mount is a member of several University digital teaching and learning project boards and chairs the Faculty of Social Sciences Digital Teaching and Learning Board. He is also a member of the University's Educational Excellence Group and the Faculty of Social Sciences Education and Student Experience Committee.

Current Research

Dr Mount's work focuses on trans-disciplinary approaches to the understanding, analysis and management of hydrological and river systems. He is the Water Lead for the £1.05 million Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society Doctoral Training Centre which brings together mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and social scientists to find solutions to the pressing and inter-connected challenges of sustainable food, water and energy (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/prospective/research/mass/mass.aspx). He is also co-investigator on the £690,000 ESRC Newton-Caldas project 'Colombia River Stories: improving socio-environmental understandings for building sustainable peace' (www.chocoriverstories.org) - a project that integrates physical, social and political science within community action and participation to deliver an improved understanding of the role of river systems as agents of peace and conflict.

There is also a strong, technical focus to Dr Mount's work in which his collaboration with computer scientists and engineers has revealed the extent to which novel machine learning and artificial intelligence methods are capable of delivering improved predictions of river and hydrological systems - both at the catchment and global scale. His recent work with the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Inter-comparison Project (ww.isimip.org) has pioneered the use of 'intelligent algorithms' to improve the combined performance of global hydrology model predictions of climate change impacts on water availability: work that contributes to international research efforts to improve the quality and reliability of computer models upon which climate change impact projections are made.

Dr Mount supervises a team of 6 PhD students examining aspects of hydrological and river systems at local, regional and global scales. His team is diverse and internationally-focussed, with its members coming to Nottingham from India, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Iran and Colombia as well as the UK.

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