“Future Changes in Extremes at Convection-Permitting scales”

Lizzie has 14 years of experience working at the Met Office Hadley Centre on regional climate modelling. She currently leads a team of scientists using very high resolution (kilometre-scale) models to study climate change, with a main focus on gaining a better understanding of extreme rainfall processes and their future change. Her work has been pioneering in the field of convection-permitting climate modelling, with a high profile paper in Nature Climate Change (Kendon et al, 2014). She recently led the design and delivery of the first national climate scenarios at convection-permitting scale, as part of the UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) project. She also worked on the FCFA IMPALA project involving convection-permitting climate simulations over Africa, with the first future change results published in Nature Comms (Kendon et al 2019). Lizzie also has a key role in the ERC INTENSE project analysing intense rainfall, NERC FUTURE-STORMS project looking at changes in high impact events and is participating in the EUCP project which includes carrying out coordinated convection-permitting climate simulations over Europe. Lizzie has a PhD in atmospheric science from Imperial College London (2005), an MSc from Manchester University (1999) and a Natural Sciences (Physics) degree from Cambridge University (1998).