Brian Hoskins

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins



Professor Sir Brian Hoskins was the Founding Director of the Grantham Institute and is now its Chair. He has been a Professor in Meteorology at the University of Reading for more than 35 years and now fills the position on a part-time basis. For 10 years he also held a Royal Society Professorship. His research is in weather and climate, in particular the understanding of atmospheric motion on all scales.

 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

Director of the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

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.

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Dr Joeri Rogelj

Grantham Lecturer in Climate Change 

Joeri works on connecting insights from geoscience with energy modelling and climate policy, in order to improve the understanding of solutions that can catalyse sustainable global transitions to a prosperous low-carbon world. His research focuses on actively informing the international climate policy debate through dedicated interdisciplinary research and analysis.

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Dr Yves Plancherel

Grantham Lecturer in Geochemistry 

Yves’ research is driven by the desire to understand and characterize environmental change due to pollution in the broadest sense. His work aims to act as a bridge between environmental geochemistry on one hand and climate modelling and physical oceanography on the other, addressing global problems, such as transnational pollution, in a context of global climate change and ocean acidification. 

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Dr Paulo Ceppi

Imperial College Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in Climate Science

Paulo is pursuing two main lines of research - understanding how the position of the jet streams and weather systems changes as the planet warms; and addressing the processes that determine the climate sensitivity, i.e. the amount of global warming that results from a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations.

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Dr Andreas Kafizas

Imperial College Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in Low-cost Solar Fuel Technologies

Andreas' research is focused on developing coatings that drive useful chemistry using sunlight. He is currently developing solar-activated coatings that: (i) convert carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals, (ii) convert water into hydrogen fuel, and (iii) remove nitrogen oxide from polluted air. 

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Dr Jeff Hardy

Grantham Research Fellow 

Jeff's research focuses on society-led low carbon energy  transformations and associated strategic narrativesHe was previously Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at Ofgem. 

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Dr Madeleine Morris

Research Associate (EnergyREV)

 Madeleine works with the Energy Revolution Research Consortium on the policy, regulation and innovation frameworks that will support smart, low-carbon energy systems.

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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.

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Dr Niklas Boers

Visiting Researcher

Niklas develops techniques rooted in complex system science and nonlinear dynamics to investigate different aspects of climate dynamics with applications in palaeoclimatology, extreme events and their connection to atmospheric teleconnections, as well as resilience of ecosystems.

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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.


Kathryn Brown

Honorary 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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Professor 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

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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

Advanced Research Fellow
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Ajay's work focuses on the economics and policy of low-carbon technologies.

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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.

 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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Dr Alexandre Köberle

Research Associate 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.

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Dr Oytun Babacan

Imperial College Research Fellow

Oytun’s research focuses on environmental, technical, and economic issues of integrating energy storage and renewables into urban and rural settings. He is particularly interested in electric power market reforms where individuals and communities would have greater control over their energy choices.

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Dr Robin Lamboll

Research Associate in Climate Science and Policy

Robin works on refining and investigating models of the earth’s climate, paying particular attention to the impact of interdependence between CO2 and non-CO2 emissions.




Emma Bowman

Director of Operations
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Emma leads on the overall operational management of the Institute. She supports the development and delivery of the Institute’s Business Plan, coordinates between programme, development, outreach and communication activities, and manages the Institute’s resources (staff and financial).

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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 research collaborations and projects, 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.


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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.  

Policy & communications

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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.

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Dr Neil Jennings

Partnership Development Manager

Neil is responsible for supporting the development of strategic partnerships with business, policy and non-governmental organisations. 

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Katrine Petersen

Campaign Manager - Climate Change Narratives

Katrine's role is to present an evidence-based narrative to a wide audience that showcases the causes of climate change, the options for action, and a vision of the future this can lead to. She works closely with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. 

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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