Academic Profile

Dr Louise Slater is an Associate Professor in Physical Geography and a Tutorial Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. Prior to August 2018, she held Lectureships in Physical Geography at Loughborough University and Queen Mary University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, USA.

Louise's research focuses on understanding and predicting changes in fluvial systems and floods in the context of contemporary shifts in both climate and land cover. She has published in the fields of hydrology, geomorphology, and climate, in leading scientific journals such as Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Geology, Water Resources Research, Science, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Journal of Hydrology, and International Journal of Climatology.

Louise is an alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon (formerly LSH or Fontenay-St-Cloud) and of the Classes Préparatoires at the Lycée Henri IV, France. She holds her PhD from the University of St Andrews and is Editor for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS).

Louise acts as a reviewer for international journals in the fields of river science and flooding and has reviewed grants for various UK bodies. She is a member of several learned societies including the American Geophysical Union, the British Society for Geomorphology, and the British Hydrological Society. Louise is also Outreach Secretary for the British Society for Geomorphology and a Visiting Fellow in River Science at Loughborough University.

Current Research

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Teaching

Undergraduate

Louise contributes to the 'Geographical Controversies' course and the 'Earth Systems Processes' course for the Preliminary Examination.

At Hertford College, Louise and her colleagues are responsible for teaching students across the entire breadth of geographical topics for the Preliminary Examination and Final Honour School of Geography.

Postgraduate

Louise convenes and teaches on the 'Climate and Catchment Processes' module on the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM).

Louise welcomes enquiries from individuals wishing to undertake doctoral or post-doctoral research in the following, or related, areas: flood science, streamflow forecasting, fluvial geomorphology, and data science approaches in hydro-climatology.

Selected Publications

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