Hayley Fowler

  • Professor of Climate Change Impacts - Newcastle University

Research interests

Hayley Fowler is a hydroclimatologist with over 15 years of experience in analysing the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrological systems and has published more than 90 ISI-cited articles since 2000.

She held a NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-10) examining the links between atmospheric circulation patterns, extreme rainfall and flooding, was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2011), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2014) and made a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2018.

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) and FUTURE-STORMS (NERC, 2018-2021) develop high-resolution regional climate models to understand convective rainfall processes. Her ERC Consolidator's Award (INTENSE, €2M, 2014-2020) examines changes to sub-daily rainfall extremes around the globe.

She collaborates widely, particularly with NCAR, US, where she has held a number of visiting scientist positions.