Imperial College London

MrRobbieParks

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

r.parks15 Website

 
 
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Location

 

709Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Climate change, extreme weather, and health:

I am a PhD student interested in examining how climate change and extreme weather may be influencing the patterns and trends evident in intra-year variability of mortality.

I am also interested in simulating extreme heat waves at return periods much larger than available data, using stochastic weather generators. I am involved in using and developing the Imperial College Weather Generator (IMAGE) for this purpose.

My research includes building mathematical models, including Bayesian spatiotemporal models, both to analyze past trends of seasonality of human mortality and to forecast possible futures for climate change risk assessment.

I am working jointly with the School of Public Health with Professor Majid Ezzati, and Space and Atmospheric Physics, with Professor Ralf Toumi.

Policy work:

In summer 2017 I completed an internship at the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva, working with Dr. Joy Shumake-Guillemot in the Joint Office for Climate and Health.  There, I gained strong policy experience working within the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), as well as working with the High Impact Weather (HIWeather) to establish direct health benefits of improved short-term weather forecasting.

I am also a founding member of the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN).


Useful links: 

Research Gate

LinkedIn

Articles:

The future of extreme weather forecasting, preparation and response (2018)

Pet Hates Is your cat costing the Earth? (2015) 


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Parks RM, Bennett J, Foreman K, et al., National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016, Elife, ISSN:2050-084X

Parks R, 2016, Weather, climate and health, Weather, Vol:71, ISSN:0043-1656, Pages:194-195

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