Prof Jim W Hall

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, University of Oxford


Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. Before joining the University of Oxford in 2011 to become Director of the University’s Environmental Change Institute, Prof Hall held academic positions in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol. Prof Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty for water resource systems, flood and coastal risk management, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change. Professor Hall is a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, Expert Advisor to the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission and is Vice-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is Chair of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019.