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Tamsin Edwards

Professor Tamsin Edwards

Professor in Climate Change

Research interests

  • Environment
  • Geography

Biography

Professor Tamsin Edwards is a climate scientist specialising in quantifying the uncertainties of climate model predictions, particularly for the ice sheet and glacier contributions to sea level rise. She was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report published in 2021.

Tamsin regularly provides expert advice on climate science to the public, policymakers, media and businesses, and is currently the first Parliamentary Thematic Research Lead for Climate & Environment, advising the UK Parliament on research evidence to better inform scrutiny, legislation and debate. 

She is an award-winning communicator, including through Twitter (@flimsin), her blog for the Public Library of Science, PLoS (All Models Are Wrong) and articles for the Guardian. Tamsin also co-presents the BBC Radio 4 series “39 Ways to Save the Planet”.

Research

  • Uncertainties in modelling climate change, particularly for ice sheets and glaciers
  • Using information about past climates to improve predictions of the future 

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • 7SSG5031 Modelling Environmental Change
  • 7SSG5176 Fundamentals of Climate Change

PhD supervision

Principal supervisor

Co-supervisor 

Further details

See Tamsin's research profile

    Research

    King's Water Centre Web Banner
    King's Water Centre

    Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

    climate change hero
    King's Climate Research Hub

    Studying climate change through the relationship between science, policy and culture, particularly in the developing world.

    earth-banner
    Physical & Environmental Geography research group

    Researching the interactions between the Earth’s hydrological, geomorphological, atmospheric and ecological processes at different geographical scales.

    Unnamed Road Emburá, São Paulo
    Environment, Energy & Sustainability

    This research group focuses on Brazil’s contributions to global environmental and energy policies.

    climate change hero
    Climate researchers at King’s

    King's researchers working across climate and sustainability

    News

    Geography's summer science outreach: Festivals, podcasts and sustainability

    Updates on the Department of Geography’s public science outreach activities over the summer.

    Pint of Science 2023, presenting Planet Earth at the Devereux

    Climate scientists have improved risk communication but challenges remain

    A new study involving King’s climate expert Dr Tamsin Edwards analysed how uncertainties around projecting sea-level rise are communicated in climate...

    Vanderford Glacier, a major outlet glaciers that is thinning and retreating in Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (credit: Richard Jones)

    Make your science accessible: King's climate scientist's advice to researchers

    Dr Tamsin Edwards urged researchers who want to engage with the UK Parliament to focus on communicating their research to the public.

    Parliament and Big Ben

    King's climate scientist joins UK Parliament in research advisory role

    Dr Tamsin Edwards will bring topical, policy-focused research on climate and environment to the desks of MPs, Lords and those working in Parliament.

    parliament

    Fate of the world's biggest ice sheet is in our hands, scientists say

    If the target of the Paris Agreement is met, we can prevent substantial sea-level contributions from a melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet and reduce the threat...

    The edge of Vanderford Glacier, one of the major outlet glaciers that appears to be thinning and retreating in Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (credit: Richard Jones)

    News tracker: COP27 expert commentary and updates

    All the latest from across King's relating to COP27, climate, sustainability and more.

    Cop27 News 2

    Helping humanity limit global warming can enable adaptation too, urges King's IPCC expert

    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report outlines what the world can do to mitigate climate change – that is, what we can do between...

    Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Geography academics lead authors on latest IPCC report: climate change affects all forms of life

    Climate experts and Geography academics, Dr Helen Adams and Professor Mark Pelling are lead authors on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

    Volunteers clean up after mud slide

    King's researchers share expertise as part of the COP26 global climate change summit

    Experts on climate change, wildfires, adaptation and climate law are participating in events at the COP26 meeting.

    COP26 Flag

    Special edition podcast launches to cover climate issues in the lead up to COP26

    Experts from Australia and the UK discuss the many challenges linked to climate change, particularly the immediate need for nations to take action at the...

    COP26: we got this podcast graphics

    Events

    20Junpexels-athena-3002078

    The potential for public investment in building clean energy

    Join us for the launch of 'The role of public power: the potential for a publicly owned energy business in Britain'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    25SepDesert and drought

    Hear from physical and environmental geographers

    Hear from academics in the Department of Geography about their research interests in physical and environmental geography.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    15Jandesert drought

    Quantifying uncertainties in the land ice contribution to sea level rise this century

    Join Dr Tamsin Edwards (King's College London) as she discusses sea level rise in the Antarctic and its impact.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    What is success? COP26 and beyond

    Dr Tamsin Edwards explores what is COP26 and success at the global climate summit will look like.

    climate action

    What COVID-19 is teaching us about climate change

    Will the impact of the pandemic on emissions pave the way for the kind of global co-operation needed to act on climate change?

    Air-pollution

      Research

      King's Water Centre Web Banner
      King's Water Centre

      Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

      climate change hero
      King's Climate Research Hub

      Studying climate change through the relationship between science, policy and culture, particularly in the developing world.

      earth-banner
      Physical & Environmental Geography research group

      Researching the interactions between the Earth’s hydrological, geomorphological, atmospheric and ecological processes at different geographical scales.

      Unnamed Road Emburá, São Paulo
      Environment, Energy & Sustainability

      This research group focuses on Brazil’s contributions to global environmental and energy policies.

      climate change hero
      Climate researchers at King’s

      King's researchers working across climate and sustainability

      News

      Geography's summer science outreach: Festivals, podcasts and sustainability

      Updates on the Department of Geography’s public science outreach activities over the summer.

      Pint of Science 2023, presenting Planet Earth at the Devereux

      Climate scientists have improved risk communication but challenges remain

      A new study involving King’s climate expert Dr Tamsin Edwards analysed how uncertainties around projecting sea-level rise are communicated in climate...

      Vanderford Glacier, a major outlet glaciers that is thinning and retreating in Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (credit: Richard Jones)

      Make your science accessible: King's climate scientist's advice to researchers

      Dr Tamsin Edwards urged researchers who want to engage with the UK Parliament to focus on communicating their research to the public.

      Parliament and Big Ben

      King's climate scientist joins UK Parliament in research advisory role

      Dr Tamsin Edwards will bring topical, policy-focused research on climate and environment to the desks of MPs, Lords and those working in Parliament.

      parliament

      Fate of the world's biggest ice sheet is in our hands, scientists say

      If the target of the Paris Agreement is met, we can prevent substantial sea-level contributions from a melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet and reduce the threat...

      The edge of Vanderford Glacier, one of the major outlet glaciers that appears to be thinning and retreating in Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (credit: Richard Jones)

      News tracker: COP27 expert commentary and updates

      All the latest from across King's relating to COP27, climate, sustainability and more.

      Cop27 News 2

      Helping humanity limit global warming can enable adaptation too, urges King's IPCC expert

      The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report outlines what the world can do to mitigate climate change – that is, what we can do between...

      Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Geography academics lead authors on latest IPCC report: climate change affects all forms of life

      Climate experts and Geography academics, Dr Helen Adams and Professor Mark Pelling are lead authors on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

      Volunteers clean up after mud slide

      King's researchers share expertise as part of the COP26 global climate change summit

      Experts on climate change, wildfires, adaptation and climate law are participating in events at the COP26 meeting.

      COP26 Flag

      Special edition podcast launches to cover climate issues in the lead up to COP26

      Experts from Australia and the UK discuss the many challenges linked to climate change, particularly the immediate need for nations to take action at the...

      COP26: we got this podcast graphics

      Events

      20Junpexels-athena-3002078

      The potential for public investment in building clean energy

      Join us for the launch of 'The role of public power: the potential for a publicly owned energy business in Britain'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      25SepDesert and drought

      Hear from physical and environmental geographers

      Hear from academics in the Department of Geography about their research interests in physical and environmental geography.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      15Jandesert drought

      Quantifying uncertainties in the land ice contribution to sea level rise this century

      Join Dr Tamsin Edwards (King's College London) as she discusses sea level rise in the Antarctic and its impact.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      What is success? COP26 and beyond

      Dr Tamsin Edwards explores what is COP26 and success at the global climate summit will look like.

      climate action

      What COVID-19 is teaching us about climate change

      Will the impact of the pandemic on emissions pave the way for the kind of global co-operation needed to act on climate change?

      Air-pollution