Staff Profile

  • Graduated from St David’s University College in 1989 with a BA (Hons) Geography, MSc Environmental Management from Stirling University in 1990, and a PhD looking at the potential impacts of climate change on water resources in Wales at Aberystwyth University, 1994. 

    Completed the PGCert in Research Degree Supervision, as well as Enhancing the International Student Experience at the University of Northampton. 

    Fellow of the Royal Geographical and Meteorological Societies and a member of the British Hydrological Society and the American Water Resource Association. 

    Currently a member of council of the Society for Nautical Research and chair of their Publications and Membership Committee.

  • Climate change, water resource management, fluvial geomorphology. 

    Teaching across all three years of the undergraduate Environmental Science and Geography programmes and MSc. 

    Also involved in PhD supervision.


  • Flood impacts and management in the developed and developing world, climate change and variability, water demand management.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Chris Holt’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Atufu, C.E., and Holt, C.P. (2018):  Evaluating the impacts of flooding on the residents of Lagos, Nigeria.  WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, 184, pp81-90.

    Tudor, T.L., Holt, C.P., Freestone, N.P., Bhaskaran, G., Suresh, M, and Banga, S. (2016):  Sustainable practices and lifestyle groups in a rapidly emerging economy:  a case study of Chennai, India.  International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 15(4), pp337-351.

    Bates, M., Colley, Jones, R., Holt, C.P., and Pearce, J. (2016):  Into Africa.  CIWM Journal, May 2016, pp26-28.

    Crockett, R.G.M. and Holt, C.P.  (2011):  Standardised Radon Index (SRI): a normalisation of radon data-sets in terms of standard normal variables.  Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11(7), 1839-1844.

    Holt, C.P. and Billiald, A. (2007):  Water demand, climate and climate change in the Anglian region of the UK – a case study of Hunstanton, Norfolk. In:  Robinson, P.J., Jones, T. and Ming-ko, W. (eds.) Managing water resources in a changing physical and social environment.  IGU Home of Geography Publication Series, Vol VII, for the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability. Rome, Italy.  pp47-54.  ISBN:  978-88-88692-35-7

    Jones, J.A.A., Mountain, N.C., Pilling, C.G., and Holt, C.P. (2007) Implications of climate change for river regimes in Wales – a comparison of scenarios and models.  In:  Ferreira, J.P.L. and Viera, J.M.P. (eds):  Water in Celtic Countries:  Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability. IAHS publication 310.  IAHS press, Wallingford, UK.  71-77.  ISBN: 978-1-901502-88-6

    Jackson, J.I., Holt, C.P., Newman, D.R., and Clarke, D.J.  (2006):  Planning for environmental and ecological gain with Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS):  monitoring and evaluation of a storm water drainage system within a new housing development at Upton, Northampton, UK.  In:  Davies, B. and Thompson, S. (eds.):  Water and the Landscape:  The Landscape Ecology of Freshwater Ecosystems.  International Association for Landscape Ecology.  pp 47-53.

    Holt, C.P. (2000):  Characteristics of the Northampton rainstorm of 9 April 1998.  Weather, 55(3), 78-84.

    Holt, C.P. (2000):  Drought severity in Wales.  In:  Jones, J.A.A., Gilman, K., Jigorel, A. and Griffin, J. (eds.)  Water in the Celtic world:  managing resources for the 21st century.  2nd Inter-Celtic Colloquium.  British Hydrological Society, Occasional paper 11, Wallingford.  119-124.

    Holt, C.P. (2000):  Regional variations in waste minimisation clubs:  Service Industry.  In:  Phillips, P.S. and Bates, M.P. (eds) Waste minimisation in the Anglian Region, A report to the Environment Agency.  Chapter 5.

    Holt, C.P., Phillips, P.S. and Bates, M.P.  (2000):  Analysis of the role of waste minimisation clubs in reducing industrial water demand in the UK.  Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 30, 315-331.

    Holt, C.P., Phillips, P.S. and Bates, M.P.  (2000):  Effectiveness of waste minimization projects in reducing water demand by UK industry.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 36(5), 1013-1022.

    Johnstone, M.M., Denman, A.R., Phillips, P.S. and Holt, C.P. (2000):  The cost effectiveness of radon remediation programmes in workplaces and homes in some radon affected areas in the UK.  Environmental and Waste Management, 3(2), 73-80.