Professional summary

Harry is UKCEH’s Associate Director of International Research and Development providing strategic leadership for international activities across the organisation. He is an experienced science leader with track record of delivering large-scale, complex research and operational progammes/projects around the world. He has led the development of international multi-disciplinary community knowledge sharing networks, operational delivery national data centres and large research Groups.

Harry has extensive experience engaging with UN on research, policy and capacity development. He is the UK’s Hydrological Adviser to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a member of their Hydrological Coordination Panel and Chair of the Global Hydrometry Support Facility's Advisory Council. Harry Chairs the UK Committee for International Hydrology, coordinating UK input to the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme of UNESCO.  He is a Governing Board Member for the University of Dundee's Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science.

Prior to his current role, Harry led UKCEH’s Water Resources Systems Group and was Deputy Science Area Head. As a hydrologist specialising in data collection and management, Harry has held several roles since joining CEH in 2007 including: as Head of the UK National River Flow Archive and on projects related to satellite river flow measurement; cosmic-ray based soil moisture monitoring; design of Mediterranean runoff monitoring networks; development of data sharing policies in the Balkans; and capacity development programmes in Southeast Asia. In 2016 Harry co-led the establishment of the India-UK Water Centre on behalf of the UK and Indian Governments.

Harry is an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham.

Selected publications

(2020), End of project report: highlights from the final year and key achievements.