People Dr Liz Stephens
Associate Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, University of Reading
Liz Stephens is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Reading, working with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), developing novel statistical techniques to provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation of current forecasting system advantages and limitations at the spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to decision makers. The ultimate goals of this project are to help humanitarian agencies to utilise forecasts and to enable forecast system development to be prioritised by what produces the largest gains in decision-making ability.