James Carruthers

PhD Researcher

PhD project: High resolution climate modelling of extreme weather hazards and application to the analysis of risks relating to climate change

Supervisors: Dr Selma Guerreiro and Prof Hayley Fowler, Newcastle University – Geoffrey Saville, Willis Towers Watson

I am exploring new climate model developments and matching them to needs of users, incl. finance industry and investment houses, engineering companies, logistics and construction firms. The project will involve designing relevant metrics that capture the frequency and severity of natural hazards from high-resolution climate model outputs for global-scale diagnostic risk and impact assessment and for detailed site specific risks.

The project is partnered with the Willis Research Network at Willis Towers Watson. WTW is currently developing a raft of climate risk data and tools for its risk advisory services to clients, and public sector bodies, wishing to develop their understanding of how climate change will affect their business.