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Professor Paul Bates


Paul obtained a BSc in Geography from Southampton University in 1989, and a PhD from the University of Bristol in 1992 working with Professor Malcolm Anderson.  His PhD research analysed finite element methods for modeling flood flows, a theme he continued during postdoctoral research funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the Laboratoire Saint Venant in Paris where he worked with Jean-Michel Hervouet.  In 1995 he was appointed to a Lectureship in Physical Geography at the University of Bristol. He was promoted to Reader in 2000, and full Professor in 2003.  From 2005 to 2013 he led the Hydrology Research Group in the School of Geographical Sciences, and from 2011 to 2013 was the innaugral Director of the Cabot Institute.  From 2013 to 2017 he was Head of the School of Geographical Sciences.



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