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Biography

Dr Tamsin Edwards is a climate scientist specialising in quantifying the uncertainties of climate model predictions, particularly for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet contributions to sea-level rise.

She is a Lead Author of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (to be published in 2021) and a Contributing Author to the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019). 

Tamsin regularly advises the UK Government on sea-level rise, climate science and science communication, and provides expert comment to international media and business. 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.

She is also the director of the MSc Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy.

Research

  • Predictions for ice sheets and sea-level rise and the effect on coastal flooding
  • How to use information about recent and palaeoclimates to improve predictions of the future
  • Calibrating computationally expensive computer models
  • Emulation (statistical modelling of computer models aka surrogate modelling, meta-modelling)

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

PhD supervision

Principal supervisor

Further details

See Tamsin's research profile