Shasha Han


  • Assistant Professor in Physical Geography (Research and Teaching), Geography

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Dr Shasha Han is an Assistant Professor in Physical Geography (Hydrology and Water Resources) in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) at the University of Birmingham (UoB). Her research mainly focuses on two interlinked themes: 1) Improving probabilistic flood forecasts and floodplain mapping using advanced techniques; and 2) Investigating changes in floods over time in the context of changing climate and land cover and assessing the associated uncertainty.

Dr Han is passionate about hydroclimatic extremes, flood non-stationarity, hydrologic modelling, flood forecasting, climate change impacts, uncertainty analysis, urban hydrology, climate extremes and health, and data science.

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A selection of involved funded research projects:

NERC Doctor Training Partnerships: Flood futures: how is the risk of flood hazards evolving in the UK? (25/09/2023 – 30/04/2027)

NIHR RIGHT5 grant (£3M): Improving primary healthcare for patients with non-communicable diseases during severe flooding in India (01/01/2024 – 31/12/2028)

John Fell Fund: The impacts of urbanisation on river flooding (10/09/2020 - 17/01/2022)

NSERC FloodNet Project (CAD $5M) Theme 3: Development of Canadian Adaptive Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (01/09/2014 – 26/08/2019)


Dr Shasha Han completed her PhD at McMaster University (Canada). Her work at McMaster includes probabilistic flood forecasting using advanced Bayesian techniques, the development of a Canadian adaptive flood forecasting and early warning system (CAFFEWS), and probabilistic floodplain mapping under climate change. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, she worked as a research associate at the University of Oxford, where the focus was on investigating the impacts of urbanisation on river flooding and projecting river flows in the UK considering both urban expansion and climate change. Dr Han’s work at UoB expanded into various research areas, including projects related to flood non-stationarity, long-term flood projection, machine learning in hydrology, as well as flooding and health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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