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Professor Paul Bates

Professor Paul Bates

Professor Paul Bates
BSc(Soton), PhD(Bristol)

Professor of Hydrology & Head of School in Geographical Sciences

Area of research

Flood risk and uncertainty

Office 1.3S
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Alt. +44 (0) 117 954 6978
Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9108

Research summary

Paul is Head of the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol.

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+44 (0)117 954 6978

Paul is a hydrologist by background and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He has widespread research interests in risk, resilience, uncertainty, governance and decision-making in relation to natural hazards and global water issues . He has published over 160 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, and these were cited over 1000 times in 2015 according to the ISI Web of Knowledge. He currently has an ISI H-index of 47. For a full publication ...

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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 ...

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