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Dr 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”.


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



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

PhD supervision

Principal supervisor


Further details

See Tamsin's research profile