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Christopher J White

Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health, University of Strathclyde

Dr White is Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. 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 (e.g. weeks to months) forecasting timescales, referred to as subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S), and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania


  • 2007 
    University of Southampton, PhD


Churchill Fellow (2013)