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Personal Statement

I am a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde looking at the compounding relationships between natural hazards, such as floods and droughts and heatwaves. More specifically, my interest lies in heavy rainfall events that follow immediately after heatwaves. I am interested in understanding the underlying physical processes as well as how we can build more resilience to these events, e.g. by integrating the knowledge into hazard forecasting or risk assessments. The primary focus of my studies lies on Australia which regularly experiences severe natural hazards like droughts, bushfires, heatwaves or floods.


My research is supervised by Dr Chris White (University of Strathclyde, UK) in close collaboration with Prof Hayley Fowler (University of Newcastle, UK) and Prof Seth Westra (University of Adelaide, Australia).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Hamburg

Bachelor of Science, University of Hamburg

Keywords

  • natural hazards
  • heatwaves
  • floods
  • heavy rainfall
  • compound events
  • climate change
  • droughts

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  • A Review of Interacting Natural Hazards and Cascading Impacts in Scotland

    Simmonds, R., White, C. J., Douglas, J., Sauter, C. & Brett, L., 7 Mar 2022, (Accepted/In press) Glasgow. 72 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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  • The Bristol CMIP6 data hackathon

    the Bristol CMIP6 Data Hackathon Participants, Mitchell, D. M., Stone, E. J., Andrews, O. D., Bamber, J. L., Bingham, R. J., Browse, J., Henry, M., MacLeod, D. M., Morten, J. M., Sauter, C. A., Smith, C. J., Thomas, J., Thomson, S. I. & Wilson, J. D., 25 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Weather. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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