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Emily Shuckburgh: Biography

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Short description:
Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and leads the Open Oceans research group at the British Antarctic Survey, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. She is also a fellow of Darwin College, a member of the Faculty of Mathematics, an associate of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, an associate fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, a member of the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, all at the University of Cambridge. In the past she has worked at Ecole Normal Superieure in Paris and at MIT. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and Chair of their Climate Science Communications Group, a trustee of the Campaign for Science and Engineering and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. She has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Envrionment Research Council. (See below for longer description.)

Biography:
1994 BA Mathematics, Magdalen College, Oxford University
1995 Part III Mathematics Tripos, Trinity College, Cambridge University
1999 PhD, Atmospheric Dynamics, Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
1999 Senior Rouse Ball Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge
2000-03 Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge
2000 Post-doctoral Research Associate, European Ozone Co-ordinating Unit, University of Cambridge
2001-03 EC Marie Curie Research Fellow, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
2003- Fellow in Mathematics, Darwin College, Cambridge
2003-06 Director, Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Dynamics Summer School, Dept Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
2005 Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006-09 NERC Research Fellow, British Antarctic Survey
2009- Head, Open Oceans, British Antarctic Survey
2010-13 Scientific Advisor to Dept of Energy and Climate Change

Other Activities:
2001-09 Director, Weather Informatics Ltd
1999 British Association Media Fellow at BBC Tomorrow's World

External Responsibilities:
Trustee, Campaign for Science and Engineering
Scientific Steering Committee, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Council Member, Royal Meteorological Society
Chair, Climate Science Communications Group, Royal Meteorological Society
Governing Body, Darwin College, Cambridge
Finance Committee, Darwin College, Cambridge
Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge
Associate, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research
Associate Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Professional Societies:
Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
Fellow, Royal Society for the Arts

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Long description:
Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist based at the British Antarctic Survey. There she leads the Open Oceans research group, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. Her personal research concerns investigating the dynamics of the atmosphere, oceans and climate using theoretical approaches, observational studies and numerical modelling.

She holds a number of positions at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of Darwin College, a member of the Faculty of Mathematics and a member of the Scientific Steeting Committee of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, an associate of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, an associate fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, and a member of the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment. She is also a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, which is dedicated to working with leaders from business, government and civil society on the critical global challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, water scarcity and food security.

She completed her undergradutate studies in mathematics at the University of Oxford and a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge. She then conducted post-doctoral studies in atmosphere and ocean dynamics at Ecole Normal Superieure in Paris and at MIT. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Chair of their Climate Science Communications Group and a former Chair of their Scientific Publications Committee. She is also a trustee of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. She has acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council.