Chief Technical Officer

Dr Christopher Sampson

Chris is one of the co-founders and directors at Fathom. He studied an MSci in Physical Geography at the University of Bristol before progressing to an industry-sponsored PhD under Professor Paul Bates. His PhD focused on the development of catastrophe models for flood risk for the (re)insurance market.

It was through this work that the need for better flood risk analytics at the global scale was identified, ultimately leading to the formation of Fathom. Chris now directs our R&D strategy and has guided the development of our modelling framework, becoming known as a leading expert in the field of large-scale flood models through his growing record of academic publications.

Christopher's recent work

Read More
Research Paper

Social inequalities in climate change-attributed impacts of Hurricane Harvey

Read More
Research Paper

Increased population exposure to Amphan-scale cyclones under future climates

Read More
Research Paper

A 30 m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed

Read More
Research Paper

Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene

Read More
Event Response

Hurricane Ida, Louisiana 2021

Read More
Insight

Saved by the floodgate: simulating the role of UK flood defences

Read More
Research Paper

An assessment of large-scale flood modelling based on LiDAR data

Read More
Post

New Paper: Attributable human-induced changes in the magnitude of flooding during Hurricane Harvey

Read More
Research Paper

Attributable human-induced changes in the magnitude of flooding in the Houston, Texas region during Hurricane Harvey

Read More
Research Paper

Estimating River Channel Bathymetry in Large Scale Flood Inundation Models

Contact Christopher

By ticking this box, you consent to receive marketing communications from Fathom.*