Simon Dadson


Simon Dadson is a Professor in Physical Geography at the University of Oxford. His work in climate change, hydrology and earth surface processes is widely published in scientific journals (including Nature, Science, Geophysical Research Letters, Proceedings of the Royal Society and Water Resources Research) and he is the author of a recent book: Statistical Analysis of Geographical Data. His research has also been featured in print and broadcast media.

Simon holds an MA from the University of Oxford, an MSc from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. He is Academic Director of Oxford’s MSc in Water Science Policy and Management.

He is regularly asked to advise governments and national and international institutions. In previous projects, he has quantified the effects of climate change on river flows and water resources availability for the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs. For a DFID funded project, Simon integrated a river flow model into the Met Office’s regional climate model to enable developing countries to predict the effects of climate change on flood and drought risk. He is lead author of the Oxford Martin School Floods Restatement, which evaluated the scientific evidence base for natural flood management in the UK. He also serves as a member of the OECD Global Water Partnership Task Force on Water Security, Risk and Growth. He is a member of the Court of the University of Reading and a Trustee of Christ Church, Oxford.


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