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Louise Slater

Professor of Hydroclimatology, University of Oxford

Louise Slater is Professor of Hydroclimatology at the University of Oxford and a Future Leaders Fellow (FLF) of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Louise leads the Hydroclimate Extremes research group in Oxford which studies how floods and other extremes are changing over time. She is also a member of the UK Flood Hydrology Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.


  • 2023–present
    Professor of Hydroclimatology, University of Oxford
  • 2018–2023
    Associate Professor, University of Oxford
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, Loughborough University
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London


  • 2015 
    University of St Andrews, PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)
  • British Hydrological Society (BHS)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)