Dr Mawada Abdellatif

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Dr M Abdellatif obtained her BSc (Hon.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Khartoum (Sudan) in 1999 and MSc in Water Resources in 2005 from the same university. In between the two degrees she was granted a scholarship from the IHE to study Postgraduate Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering for River Basin in Egypt. She continued her academic journey and obtained her PhD degree in Environmental Modelling from Liverpool John Moores University in 2013.

Besides pursuing her academic training in Sudan, Dr M Abdellatif also worked as a teaching assistant/lecturer, delivering Civil Engineering modules to undergraduate students in Sudan. She engaged with the UNESO Chair in Water Resources (Sudan) as a contract researcher and involved in numerous projects related to water and river management. Following completion of her PhD she join LJMU as postdoctoral researcher at the Low Carbon Hub to provide services and research work to SMEs in Merseyside to help them implementing low carbon technologies and sustainable solutions for their engineering problems.

Currently she is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering teaching different modules in the field of Water and Sustainability.
She has published widely in the area of climate change and hydrology, reaching over 25 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers.

Languages

Arabic
English

Degrees

2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, Civil Engineering (Hydrological Modelling and Climate Change)
2005, University of Khartoum, Sudan, M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering
2000, HRI/IHE, Egypt, PG Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering for River Basin
1999, University of Khartoum, Sudan, B.Sc. (Hon) in Civil Engineering

Academic appointments

Senior lecturer, Civil Engineering, LJMU, 2019 - present
Research Associate at Low Carbon Innovatory project, LJMU, 2015 - 2019
Research Assistant at Low Carbon Innovation Hub, LJMU, 2014 - 2015
Research Assistant and PhD Student, LJMU, 2010 - 2013
Lecturer, Al-Zaem Al-Azhari University, 2002 - 2010
Research Assistant, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, 1999 - 2001

Postgraduate training

Workshop in CARE-RISK, Capacity building to Reduce disaster RISK in the UK and Malaysia, Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2015 - 2015

Conference publication

Kayleigh E, Abdellatif M, Amoako-Attah J, AlQuzweeni S, Hashim KS. 2021. Mitigating the impact of climate change on UK buildings through zero energy strategies IOP Conference Series : Earth and Environmental Science, The 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Materials Technology (ICOREMT 2021) 877 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cotterill J, Ethaib S, Hashim KS, Alqashou F, Al-Hayawi AY, Abdellatif M, Gkantou M, Shubbar AAF. 2021. Evaluation of the Use of Lignocellusic Biomass in Thermal Insulation for Green Building IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1058 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Abdulla G, Kareem MM, Hashim K, Muradov M, Kot P, Mubarak H, Abdellatif M, Abdulhadi B. 2020. Removal of iron from wastewater using a hybrid filter 2nd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET 2020) DOI

Aqeel K, Mubarak HA, Amoako-Attah J, Abdul-Rahaim L, Al Khaddar R, Abdellatif M, Al-Janabi A, Hashim K. 2020. Electrochemical removal of brilliant green dye from wastewater 2nd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET 2020) DOI

Abdellatif M, Osman Y, Al Khaddar RM. 2020. Towards a Low Carbon Design: A case study of an Industrial Building INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND ART CONGRESS, 2020, 3rd International Congress on Architecture and Design Public Url

Zubaidi S, Al Khaddar R, Kot P, Al Bugharbee H, Abdellatif M. 2018. Short-Term Water Demand Prediction in Residential Complexes: Case Study in Columbia City, USA 11th International Conference on the Developments in eSystems Engineering, (DESE), 02 - 05 September, Cambridge, UK DOI Author Url

Zubaidi S, Al Khaddar R, Abdellatif M, Ortega-Martorell S. 2018. Municipal water demand prediction: a case study in Iraq Seminar on preserving Iraq’s post-war architectural heritage

Osman Y, Abdellatif M. 2017. Climate Change Induced Drought as Trigger for Mass Migration: Darfur Case Study

Abdellatif M, Al-Shamma'a A, Tunnington S, Alkhaddar R, Atherton W. 2014. Assessment of Water Harvesting System for a Smart Building Considering Climate Change ICECS- 15-16 September, Paris

Al-Ansari NA, Abdellatif M, Al-Khateeb M, Knutsson S. 2014. Desertification and Future Rainfall Trends north Iraq 8th Edition of the International Scientific Congress of GIS and Geospace Applications Geotunis, 2-6 April, Tunis/Hammamet

Abdellatif M, Atherto W, Alkhaddar R, Yassin O. 2013. Linking Climate Change Modelling to Water Sector: Urban Drainage System Case Study IMPACTS WORLD 2013, 27-30 May, Potsdam, Germany

Osman Y, Abdellatif M, Abdellatif MEM. 2013. El Nino Cycles and variability of the Blue Nile annual flow in the Sudan. IMPACTS WORLD 2013, 27-30 May, Potsdam, Germany

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2012. Modelling Peaks over Threshold Rainfall in North West England under the Effects of Climate Change 11th World Environmental and Water Resources Congres (EWRI),20-24 May, Palm Springs, USA :3431-3442

Hashim KS, Kot P, Al Khaddar R, Abdellatif M. Using LARS –WG model for prediction of temperature in Columbia City, USA The International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET) DOI Public Url

Journal article

Brooks M, Abdellatif M, Alkhaddar R. 2021. Application of life cycle carbon assessment for a sustainable building design: a case study in the UK International Journal of Green Energy, 18:90-99, :90-99 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Baynes S, Osman Y, Brady LJ, Cullen J, King D. 2020. Experimental investigation of Versa Tyle GRP for solar thermal system International Journal of Green Energy, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Zubaidi S, Ortega Martorell S, Kot P, Al Khaddar RM, Abdellatif M, Gharghan S, Ahmed M, Hashim KS. 2020. A Method for Predicting Long-term Municipal Water Demands Under Climate Change Water Resources Management, 34 :1265-1279 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Zubaidi S, Sadik K G, Dooley J, Alkhaddar R, Abdellatif M. 2018. Short-Term Urban Water Demand Prediction Considering Weather Factors Water Resources Management, 14 :4527-4542 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Zubaidi S, Dooley J, Alkhaddar R, Abdellatif M, Al-Bugharbee H, Ortega-Martorell S. 2018. A Novel Approach for Predicting Monthly Water Demand by Combining Singular Spectrum Analysis with Neural Networks Journal of Hydrology, 561 :136-145 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Osman Y, Al-Ansari N, Abdellatif M. 2017. Climate Change Model as a Decision Support Tool for Water Resources Management in Northern Iraq Journal of Water and Climate Change, 10 :197-209 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Brady LJ, Abdellatif M. 2017. Assessment of Energy Consumption in Existing Buildings Energy and Buildings, 149 :142-150 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Osman Y, Abdellatif M, Al-Ansari N, Knutsson S, Jawad S. 2017. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUTURE PRECIPITATION IN AN ARID ENVIRONMENT OF THE MIDDLE EAST: CASE STUDY OF IRAQ Journal of Environmental Hydrology, 25 Publisher Url Public Url

Brady LJ, Abdellatif M, Cullen J, Maddocks J, Al - Shamma'a A. 2016. An investigation into the effect of decorative covers on the heat output from LPHW Radiators Maddocks J. Energy and Buildings, 133 :414-422 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M. 2016. Improving accuracy of downscaling rainfall by combining predictions of different statistical downscale models Water Science, 30 :61-75 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif MEM, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman Y. 2015. Flood Risk Assessment for Urban Drainage System in a Changing Climate Using Artificial Neural Network Natural Hazards, 79 :1059-1077 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman YZ. 2015. Quantitative assessment of sewer overflow performance with climate change in northwest England HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL, 60 :636-650 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Osman Y, Elkhidir A. 2015. Comparison of Artificial Neural Networks and Autoregressive Model to Forecast Inflows to Roseires Reservoir for better Prediction of Irrigation Water Supply in the Sudan International Journal of River Basin Management, 13 :203-214 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Al-Shamma'a A, Tunnington S, Alkhaddar R, Atherton W. 2015. Assessment of Water Harvesting System for a Smart Building Considering Climate Change International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 5 :59-64 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Osman Y, Al-Ansari N, Abdellatif M, Aljawad SB, Knutsson S. 2014. Expected Future Precipitation in Central Iraq Using LARS-WG Stochastic Weather Generator Engineering, 06 :948-959 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman Y. 2014. Application of the UKCP09 WG Outputs to Assess Performance of Combined Sewers System in a Changing Climate JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Al-Shamma'a A. 2014. Review of sustainability in buildings Sustainable Cities and Society, 14 :171-177 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

AL-Ansari NA, Abdellatif M, Ezeelden M, Ali SS, Knutsson S. 2014. Climate Change and Future Long Term Trends of Rainfall at North-eastern Part of Iraq Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 8 :790-805 Publisher Url Public Url

Al-Ansari N, Abdellatif M, Zakaria S, Mustafa YT, Knutsson S. 2014. Future Prospects for Macro Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) Technique in North East Iraq Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 06 :403-420 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2014. Assessing combined sewer overflows with long lead time for better surface water management ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 35 :568-580 DOI Author Url

Abdellatif M. 2014. Long Term Effect of Climate Change on Rainfall in Northwest Iraq Central European Journal of Engineering, 4 :250-263 Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. Application of the stochastic model for temporal rainfall disaggregation for hydrological studies in north western England JOURNAL OF HYDROINFORMATICS, 15 :555-567 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. A hybrid generalised linear and Levenberg-Marquardt artificial neural network approach for downscaling future rainfall in North Western England Hydrology Research, 44 :1084-1101 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2012. Modelling peaks over threshold under the effects of climate change World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress, :3431-3442 DOI

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Al-Khaddar R. Climate change impacts on the Extreme Rainfall for selected sites in North Western England 2 :49-58 DOI

Chapters

Abdellatif MEM, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. Future Challenges in Urban Drainage Systems under Global Warming Causes, Impacts and Solutions to Global Warming Springer 9781461475873 DOI

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). 2019

Member of CIWEM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM). 2016

Member of IET, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET). 2016

Award:

Rise Awards (Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise) 2018 in Field and Laboratory Research (Highly Commended), Leeds Beckett University. 2018

Grant from British Council-Newton Fund to attend UK-Malaysia Research Link Workshop, British Council. 2015

Full scholarship to attend the Impact World 2013 conference, Potsdam Institute. 2013

Best paper award at GCGW conference, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. 2012

Best paper award at 7th Annual Bean conferen, LJMU, Liverpool, UK.. 2012

IHE scholarship to study PgD course, HRI/IHE, Egypt. 2000

Teaching qualification:

PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education , Liverpool John Moores University, UK.. 2013

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