James Waller, Ph.D
Research Meteorologist at Guy Carpenter
James is a research meteorologist with GC Global Strategic Advisory, responsible for extreme weather advisory and post-event analysis, and testing and evaluation of catastrophe models. He also represents GC on the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Advisory Council. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2012, James worked with a team to define tornado-prone regions for the National Building Code of Canada, and also reviewed Canadian snow and wind loads under present and projected climate conditions, while working with the Climate Adaptation Group at Environment Canada. Practical experience includes instrument testing and evaluation, weather observation networks, and deployment of a marine observation station. He earned his B.A.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and graduate degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University, where he was also an instructor.