Dr. Heather Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Leeds (1999) and an MSc (with distinction) in Oceanography from the University of Southampton (2001). Her PhD in Civil Engineering was undertaken at Heriot-Watt University researching sediment transport mechanics in rivers (2005) where she also lectured Environmental Hydrology. Between 2005-11, Dr. Haynes was a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow University (Civil Engineering), where she was Year 3 Co-ordinator, Advisor of Studies and Director of the Hydraulics Research Laboratory. In 2011 she returned to Heriot-Watt as a Senior Lecturer Civil Engineering and member of the Water Academy.
Dr. Haynes holds a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (20011-13), is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (2011-) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog) specialising in geomorphology and sits on the Research Committee of the British Society for Geomorphology. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy and NERC's Peer Review College.