Professor Hayley Fowler

Hayley Fowler is a hydroclimatologist with >10 years of experience in analysing the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrological systems and has published more than 50 ISI-cited articles since 2000. She held a NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-10) examining the links between atmospheric circulation patterns, extreme rainfall and flooding and was recently awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2011). She specialises in the analysis of the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrological and water resource systems, examining recent trends in extremes and future projections and their impacts on flood and drought risks. She has been instrumental in the analysis of climate model outputs and development of new downscaling techniques to bridge the gap between modellers and users of climate information (e.g. UKCP09 Weather Generator). She led the HYDRO sub-project of the AquaTerra FP6 Integrated Project from 2004-09 with a budget of €1M. She leads other funded research on extremes e.g. CONVEX (NERC CWC, 2011-14, PI) is developing high-resolution regional climate models to understand convective rainfall processes; SWERVE (EPSRC, 2008-11, PI) examined change to extreme weather events in SE London. She collaborates widely, particularly with NCAR, US, where she has held a number of visiting scientist positions.