Chairman

Prof Paul Bates

Fathom Chairman and co-founder, Paul is a world leading authority on flood risk, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Scholar. His research career has focused on the development and application of computational flood models, the importance of which led to the award of the prestigious Lloyds Science of Risk Prize in 2012.

To date he has over 220 journal publications and has obtained over £36 million worth of national and international research grants. He holds a Chair in Hydrology at the University of Bristol, was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to flood risk management in 2019, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2021.

Prof Paul Bates CBE FRS - Fathom Chairman

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Co-occurring wintertime flooding and extreme wind over Europe, from daily to seasonal timescales

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Professor Paul Bates awarded John Dalton medal by European Geosciences Union

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Fundamental limits to flood inundation modelling – Nature

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Fundamental limits to flood inundation modeling

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Urbanizing the floodplain: global changes of imperviousness in flood-prone areas

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