Brian Hoskins

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins



Professor Sir Brian Hoskins is Chair of the Grantham Institute and is a member of the Committee on Climate Change. Brian was the Institute’s first Director from 2008-2014.

 Joanna Haigh

Professor Joanna Haigh


Professor Joanna Haigh is the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Professor of Atmospheric Physics and the Director of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership

 Martin Siegert

Professor Martin Siegert


Professor Martin Siegert is the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute and Professor of Geosciences. Martin also represents the College as a member of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) Governing Board.




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Dr Mirabelle Muuls

Grantham Lecturer

Mirabelle's research focuses on the economics of climate change, seeking to understand the impact of climate change policies and climate change on firms' emissions, energy efficiency, innovation, competitiveness and performance.

 Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy

Grantham Research Fellow 

Jeff's research focuses on society-led low carbon energy  transformations and associated strategic narrativesHe is on a 12-month sabbatical from Ofgem, where he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures. 


Kathryn Brown

Grantham Research Fellow 


Kathryn is Head of the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee Secretariat, on secondment as a Research Fellow with the Grantham Institute.

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Dr Peer Nowack

Imperial College Research Fellow

Peer uses state-of-the-art numerical models and machine learning to tackle key challenges in climate science and atmospheric physics.

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Dr Abdul Malik

Visiting Researcher

Abdul's research focuses on impacts of geoengineering/climate engineering on internal climate variability (e.g. El Niño–Southern Oscillation, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation) and global monsoons.


Niklas Boers

Visiting Researcher


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Dr Matthew Kasoar

Research Associate in Climate Modelling

Matthew uses computer simulations of the climate system, to understand how the weather and climate are affected by different natural and anthropogenic factors.

Erik van Sebille

Dr Erik van Sebille

Honorary Grantham Lecturer in Oceanography and Climate Change
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Erik is an oceanographer and climate scientist, investigating the time scales and pathways of the global ocean circulation. His research focuses on how currents and eddies in the ocean transport heat and nutrients, as well as marine organisms and plastics between different regions of the ocean.

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Yufeng Yang

Honorary Research Fellow 

Yufeng's is from the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. His research focuses global energy governance and energy storage

Mitigation team


Professor Jenny Nelson

Mitigation programme leader
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Jenny leads the Institute’s climate change mitigation research, which covers some of the key technologies for emissions mitigation such as low carbon energy technologies, as well as industrial emissions, energy systems modelling and mitigation policy. She is also a Professor of Physics, with her own research focussing on solar photovoltaics and related materials science.

Ajay Gambhir

Dr Ajay Gambhir

Senior Research Fellow (Mitigation Policy)
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Ajay's work focuses on the economics and policy of low-carbon technologies.

 Neil hirst

Neil Hirst

Senior Policy Fellow
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Neil works with the Chinese government and other international energy policymakers on the reform of global energy governance and China’s participation.

Tamaryn Napp

Dr Tamaryn Napp

Research Associate in Mitigation
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Tamaryn's research focuses on developing the TIAM-Grantham global energy systems model, and investigating technologies and policies for mitigating CO2 emissions from energy-intensive industrial processes

 Sheridan Few

Dr Sheridan Few

Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies

Sheridan's work focuses on understanding the role of energy technologies in meeting mitigation targets. Sheridan is currently working on understanding how energy storage technologies could develop, and their potential for climate change mitigation.

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Alexandre Koberle

Research Assistant in Mitigation Technologies


Alex works on long-term scenarios of socio-environmental change, with special focus on the nexus energy-land-climate to assess potential trade-offs and synergies for concurrent achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is currently adding to the development of the TIAM-Grantham model by improving the implementation of the agricultural and land use sectors to better represent land-energy interactions.





Head of Operations


 Laila Read

Dr Laila Read

Project Manager
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Laila provides management, planning, financial, administrative and organisational support in the development and delivery of new partnerships and collaborations, working across a range of disciplines and with a variety of funders.  


Gosia Gayer

Institute Administrator 
Personal Assistant to Grantham Co-Directors
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Gosia provides executive level project management and administrative support to the Co-Directors. She also has responsibility for ensuring that the Institute’s day-to-day operations run smoothly, including its regular seminar and lectures, official visits as well as its facilities and central resources.

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Christiane Morgan

Personal and Administrative Assistant: Business and Policy
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Christiane provides support to the Institute’s business and policy engagement activities, as well as personal assistance to the business, policy and innovation team. This includes engagement events with our stakeholders in these areas.


Paola Riboldi-Gomm

Finance Administrator
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Paola handles all of the Institute’s day-to-day financial activities, advising and assisting staff and students with financial transactions.


 Sophie smith

Sophie Smith

Project Manager - Education
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Sophie is responsible for delivering the Institute's education programmes. She manages all educational activities including the NERC funded Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership and the MSc in Climate Change Management and Finance.  

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Linnea Luupala

Administrator - Education
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Linnea supports the Project Manager – Education at the Grantham Institute with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership programme. 

Policy & communications

 Alyssa Gilbert

Alyssa Gilbert

Director of Policy and Translation
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Alyssa is responsible for making the link between our academic work and policy-makers, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders. Her work involves engaging with a wide range of organisations and producing briefing papers, events and bespoke engagements that ensure that our work has impact. 

Simon Levey

Simon Levey

Communications Manager
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Simon’s role is to write news and organise events about climate and environmental research at Imperial, and coordinate public engagement activities and training. He also edits publications about climate science and policy for the Grantham Briefing Papers series. Simon is responsible for all communications about Grantham Institute staff, students and affiliates.



Partnership Development Manager 

This role focuses on building external and internal partner networks around our main work themes.

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Abbie Stone

Events, Media and Outreach Officer
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Abbie organises the Grantham events calendar, coordinates public engagement activities and training and writes news stories for the website. 

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Lottie Butler

Digital Communications Officer
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Lottie manages the Grantham Institute’s online presence, including its website, blogemail newsletters and social media channels



 Richard Templer

Professor Richard Templer

Director of Innovation
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Richard leads the Institute’s innovation activities, with a focus on founding a world-leading co-location centre for climate change research, education and innovation on Imperial’s White City Campus. The Imperial College Centre for Cleantech Innovation will be one key component of this new innovation hub.

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Andrew Burford 

Head of Entrepreneurship

Andrew leads the Accelerator activities and focusses on helping entrepreneurs with climate positive ideas to successfully transition out of the lab and raise the critical early stage funding needed to take their products to market as fully fledged businesses. 


Harriet Flower

Marketing and Operational Coordinator

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Dan Brewer

KIC Finance and Administration Officer

Dan is the Finance Officer for Climate-KIC KAVAs ‘KIC Added Value Activities’, which are currently running at the College in various departments. Dan has been working at Imperial since May 2014, and joined the Grantham Institute in July 2017.