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Dr Kevin Spence B.Eng Hons, PhD, PgFHE

Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering, Environmental Science and Physical Geography


About

Teaching Interests

Domestic house construction (historic and modern), Building Conservation, Land surveying, Structures, Geotechnics, Water engineering, Flood Estimation, Statistics

Research Interests

Solute and sediment transport and its impact on water quality in urban drainage and river systems during steady flows and rainfall events using laboratory and field investigative techniques

Traditional building construction

Land evaluation in the Mediterranean climate

Publications

Journal articles

Hawkins, A., Sharpe, R., Spence, K., & Holmes, N. (2018). Inappropriate flushing of menstrual sanitary products. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management. https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/toc/jwama/0/0

Spence, K., Digman, C., Balmforth, D., Houldsworth, J., Saul, A., & Meadowcroft, J. (2015). Gross solids from combined sewers in dry weather and storms, elucidating production, storage and social factors. Urban Water Journal, 13 (8), 773-789. http://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2015.1025081

Zeng, Y.H., Guymer, I., Spence, K., & Huai, W.X. (2010). Application of analytical solutions in trapezoidal compound channel flow. River Research and Applications, 28 (1), 53-61. http://doi.org/10.1002/rra.1433

Laycock, E.A., Spence, K., Jefferson, D.P., Hetherington, S., Martin, B., & Woods, C. (2008). Testing the durability of limestone for cathedral façade restoration. Environmental Geology, 56 (3-4), 521-528. http://link.springer.com/journal/254

Laycock, E.A., Spence, K., Jefferson, D.P., Hetherington, S., Martin, B., & Wood, C. (2008). Testing the durability of limestone for Cathedral façade restoration. Environmental Geology, 56 (3-4), 521-528. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00254-008-1333-x

Burrows, R., Ali, K.H.M., Spence, K., & Chiang, T.T. (1998). Experimental observations of salt purging in a model sea outfall diffuser with eight soffit connected risers. Water Science and Technology, 38 (10), 269-275. http://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1998.0411

Spence, K.J., & Guymer, I. (1997). Small-scale laboratory flowslides. Géotechnique, 47 (5), 915-932. http://doi.org/10.1680/geot.1997.47.5.915

Conference papers

Spence, K., & Guymer, I. (2021). Defining the distribution of transverse mixing coefficients across a rough laboratory flood plain. In Kalinowska, M. (Ed.) 6th IAHR Europe Congress, Warsaw, Poland, 15 February 2021 - 18 February 2021 (pp. 319-320). IAHR: https://iahr2020.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IAHR_2020_book_of_abstracts_final.pdf

Abushnaf, F.F., Spence, K.J., & Rotherham, I.D. (2013). Developing a Land Evaluation Model for the Benghazi Region in Northeast Libya using a Geographic Information System and Multi-criteria Analysis. 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT- ICESD 2013, 5, 69-75. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcbee.2013.05.013

Digman, C.J., Littlewood, K., Butler, D., Spence, K., Balmforth, D.J., Davies, J., & Schütze, M. (2002). A model to predict the temporal distribution of gross solids loading in combined sewerage systems. Global Solutions for Urban Drainage, 1-13. http://doi.org/10.1061/40644(2002)102

Book chapters

Bridge, J., Spence, K., McLuckie, D., & Kandasamy, J. (2019). Urban Stormwater and Flood Management. In Urban Stormwater and Flood Management Enhancing the Liveability of Cities. Springer

Books

Jegatheesan, V., Goonetilleke, A., Leeuwen, J.V., Kandasamy, J., Warner, D., Myers, B., ... Parker, G. (2019). Urban Stormwater and Flood Management Enhancing the Liveability of Cities. Springer.

Theses / Dissertations

Laeirj, I. (2018). An AHP damp penetration model for concrete houses: Green Mountain, Libya. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00123

Laeirj, I. (2018). An AHP damp penetration model for concrete houses: Green Mountain, Libya. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00123

Bradbury, O. (2018). The overlooked influence of John Soane on architecture from 1791 to 1980 critical appraisal. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00109

Bradbury, O. (2018). The overlooked influence of John Soane on architecture from 1791 to 1980 critical appraisal. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00109

Abushnaf, F. (2014). A land evaluation model for irrigated crops using multi-criteria analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K., & Rotherham, I.

Abdalrahman, Y. (2013). Assessing land degradation and land use in the Libyan Al-jabal Alakhdar region. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K., & Rotherham, I.

Robson, M.T. (2004). Stream quality in small urbanised catchment. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Spence, K.

Digamn, C.J. (2003). Aesthetic pollutant loadings in upstream combined sewers. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Balmforth, D., & Spence, K.

Other activities

Research Project Supervision;

2010-present 4 Libyan PhD students. Project titles:

"Evaluating water and land use change in the Humber region",

"Assessing land degradation and land use in the Libyan Aljabal Alakhdar region"

"Developing a Land Evaluation Technique for the Benghazi Region of Libya"

"Building dampness from environmental conditions and building condition in East Libya"

2001-2004 PhD student "Stream quality in a small urbanised catchment"

1999-2002 EPSRC/WITE collaborative grant GR/M16795 "Predicting Aesthetic Pollutant Loadings from Combined Sewer Overflows" (with Sheffield University GR/M16337 and Imperial College London GR/M16719) & associated PhD student

1999-2001 PhD student "Assessing Water Quality in Rivers subject to Intermittent Pollutant Discharge from Storm water Overflows"

1996-1997 MRes student"Aspects of transverse mixing in a straight compound channel"

Internal and External PhD examiner

Reviewer for International Journal Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Water, Air & Soil Pollution.

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