Michael Palmer, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership




Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Dr. Michael Palmer is head of analytics and research for Hiscox Re. Palmer has a research background from Oxford University, where he completed a PhD in atmospheric science, carrying out climate model experiments to investigate different aspects of climate change. This was followed up by post-doctoral work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxford, UK), investigating the impact of the tropical upper atmosphere on the weather experienced at the surface.

Recent Articles by Michael Palmer

Where Have the Hurricanes Gone?

Last year’s hurricane season passed off relatively quietly. Gonzalo, a Category 2 hurricane, hit Bermuda in October 2014, briefly making the world’s headlines, but it did relatively little damage, apart from uprooting trees and knocking out power temporarily to most of the island’s inhabitants. It is now approaching 10 years since a major hurricane hit […]

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