Chris White

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  • United Kingdom

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If you are interested in doing a PhD under my supervision, please contact me at: chris.white@strath.ac.uk.

20102020

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Dr White is the Director of Postgraduate Research and part of the Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health (WESP) research centre in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr White joined the Department as a Senior Lecturer in 2017 having previously been at the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) in Australia for over 8 years. He holds an adjunct Senior Research Fellowship in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.

His research focuses on natural hazards (including floods, droughts and heatwaves), surface water hydrology and resources, risk management and climate change resilience. He specialises in understanding natural hazards and risk from both physical causative and impacts perspectives, centred on the understanding, modelling and prediction of extreme weather events on both the extended-range 'subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S)' (e.g. weeks to months) and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.

Internationally, Dr White is the Secretary of the International Commission on Coupled Land-Atmosphere Systems (ICCLAS), one of the ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in research or knowledge exchange collaborations or doing a PhD under my supervision.

Teaching Interests

Modules taught:

  • Hydraulics and Hydrology (CL216)
  • Water Engineering 1 (CL315)
  • Water Engineering 2 (CL420)

Research Interests

My research focuses on natural hazards (including floods, droughts and heatwaves), surface water hydrology and resources, risk management and climate change resilience. I specialise in understanding natural hazards and risk from both physical causative and impacts perspectives, centred on the understanding, modelling and prediction of extreme weather events (in particular, hydrological prediction) on both the extended-range 'subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S)' (e.g. weeks to months) and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.

Much of my research involves working with end-users to make climate, weather and natural hazards science and information more usable though the exploration of improved applications, communication and promotion of appropriate risk information in support of resource management, emergency management and disaster risk reduction activities.

I am always keen to talk to potential students, collaborators and industry partners about future projects and opportunities.  

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University of Southampton

1 Sep 200330 Nov 2007

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Southampton

1 Sep 200030 Jun 2003

External positions

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania

1 Jul 2008 → …

Keywords

  • Natural Hazards
  • Flood Risk
  • Climate Change
  • risk communication
  • Forecasting
  • Environmental Engineering

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Projects

Research Output

Climate change: COP26 Glasgow will provide world stage for Scotland’s green innovation

White, C. J., Sindico, F. & Bell, K., 8 Jan 2020, The Conversation, Jan 8, 2020.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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  • Current and emerging developments in subseasonal to decadal prediction

    Merryfield, W. J., Baehr, J., White, C. J., World Climate Research Programme & World Weather Research Programme, 29 Jan 2020, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 90 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Thesis

    Use of alkali activated fly ash binder for soil stablisation : a multi-scale approach

    Author: Coudert, E., 3 May 2019

    Supervisor: Tarantino, A. (Supervisor) & White, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Prizes

    Churchill Fellowship

    Chris White (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Resilient Australia Awards: National 'Winner' - Climate Futures for Tasmania

    Chris White (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)