Emma Suckling - About me

Emma Suckling

I am a postdoctoral research scientist within NCAS-Climate at the Department of Meteorology. I work with Ed Hawkins on developing empirical prediction systems for European climate variables on seasonal-to-decadal time scales and with David Brayshaw on understanding predictability and impacts of climate variability and change on the European energy sector. My research interests include:

  • Empirical modelling for seasonal-to-decadal prediction
  • Climate variability and predictability
  • Identifying and quantifying sources of uncertainty in climate
  • Interpreting and evaluating ensemble forecasts
  • Impacts of climate variability and change for energy (and other) applications
  • Extracting useful information from imperfect models

I have a background in physics and pursued both my undergraduate degree and postgraduate studies at the University of Surrey. I was awarded a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics in 2011, which I completed under the supervision of Paul Stevenson, on the development of mean-field models for calculating ground-state and dynamical properties of atomic nuclei. In 2010 I made a transition into climate science and took up a postdoc position within the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series at the London School of Economics.

You can find a list of my publications here, some more information about my current research here, or a brief summary of my other activities here.

Contact me

  • Email: e.suckling@reading.ac.uk
  • Telephone:
    +44 (0) 118 378 6238
  • Office:
    Room 3L62
  • Address:
    Dept. of Meteorology
    University of Reading
    Reading (UK), RG6 6BB
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