Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment Imperial College London.
Joanna Haigh has been Co-Director of the Grantham Institute (Climate Change and the Environment) at Imperial College since 2014. For the previous five years she was Head of Imperial's Department of Physics. Jo's scientific interests include radiative transfer in the atmosphere, climate modelling, radiative forcing of climate change and the influence of solar irradiance variability on climate. She has published widely on these topics in the scientific literature and also contributed to numerous items to the written and broadcast popular media. She has been President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Editor of Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and of the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and acted on many UK and international panels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Institute of Physics and the City & Guilds and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford and the Royal Meteorological Society. She was awarded the Institute of Physics Charles Chree (now Appleton) Medal and Prize 2004, the Royal Meteorological Society Adrian Gill Prize 2010 and appointed CBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours.