Dr Peter Walton
Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow
Dr Peter Walton is working at the University of Oxford researching and supporting stakeholder engagement with climate change adaptation science, with a particular focus on the emerging science of extreme weather event attribution. This follows the completion of his doctoral thesis that examines how climate science can more successfully be communicated to the public using online technologies.
Dr Walton is a qualified teacher with 20 years’ experience teaching at school and university level. His research has provided an opportunity to link his background as an environmental geographer with an interest in the role of technologies as tools for engagement.
- Climate change adaptation
- Communicating climate science
- Extreme weather event attribution
- “What’s Up with the Weather?” Public Engagement with Extreme Event Attribution in the United Kingdom (2021)
- Testing the Climate Change Hope vs. Fear Communications Debate Through Online Videos (2021)
- Media Representation of Extreme Event Attribution: A Case Study of the 2011-2017 California Drought (2020)
- The Importance of Place in Communicating Climate Change to Different Facets of the American Public (2018)
- Helping to Make Sense of Regional Climate Modelling: Professional Development for Scientists and Decision Makers Anytime, Anywhere (2016)