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Edward Barsley

Edward Barsley

Edward Barsley

Queens' College

Research Area: Design strategies for retrofitting communities for flood resilience

Supervisor: Dr Emily So


Edward Barsley is a specialist in environmental design in Architecture. He completed his undergraduate in Architecture (Part 1) at the University of Sheffield and an MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Part 2) at the University of Cambridge.

He then went on to work for Baca Architects in London, helping to run the TSB funded Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods Research project which won the 2014 RIBA Presidents Medal for Research in Practice. He was also involved in writing the future cities chapter of Baca's 'Aquatecture' book (released in February 2016).

Edward has lived and worked in China, India, Denmark, Sri Lanka and the UK. He is currently completing a PhD in Architecture at the University of Cambridge focused on developing innovative strategies for flood resilience in existing communities and is special advisor on flood risk in the South East to Greg Clark MP.

Research Interests

Flood Risk and Resilience

Strategies for adaptation to Climate Change 

Environmental Design 

Key Publications