Professor Paul Whitehead
Professor of Water Science
School of Geography and the Environment
Paul Whitehead is Professor of Water Science and Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford. He previously was Director of the NERC-funded Macronutrients Cycles Programme with expertise in the dynamic behaviour of water ecosystems and the interactions between hydrology, ecology, and water quality.
Dr Beccy Wilebore
James Martin Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Beccy is a quantitative ecologist with a particular interest in geospatial science and spatial modelling. Her current work uses a land surface model to estimate rainfall runoff at high resolutions across Europe, and estimate the effect of landcover change on the provision of water-related ecosystem services.
Professor Andrew Wilson
Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire; Director of the Institute of Archaeology
School of Archaeology
Andrew Wilson explores the role of ancient water supply (irrigation, water mills, public supply) and the growth and contraction of the Roman Empire.
Dr Tim Woollings
Department of Physics
Tim Woollings works on atmospheric dynamics, studying mid-latitude features such jet streams, storm tracks and weather regimes. He studies the fundamental physics of these features but also more applied aspects, such as investigating how predictable different regimes are, how they respond to climate change and how well these features are represented in weather and climate models. Tim is part of the project IMPETUS: Improving Predictions of Drought for User Decision-Making.
Dr Aidong Yang
Department of Engineering Science
Aidong’s interests lie in developing methods and tools for modelling biochemical processes and related systems and in applying models and other systems engineering approaches to support the development of sustainable energy, engineering and manufacturing systems. He is currently active in two particular areas: biological systems engineering and the food-energy-water nexus.