Our team

Scientific team

Jason Lowe
Jason Lowe - AVOID 2 Chief Scientist

Jason Lowe oversees the programme of research for AVOID 2. He is the lead scientist for three of the work packages, Work Package A on emission scenarios and climate change, Work Package D on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and Work Package F on economic risks of imported impacts. He is Head of Mitigation Advice at the Met Office Hadley Centre and visiting Professor at the University of Reading.

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Rachel Warren - AVOID 2 Lead Scientist (Tyndall Centre)

Rachel Warren is the lead scientist for Work Package E on Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). Rachel is an Advanced Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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Nigel Arnell - AVOID 2 Lead Scientist (Walker Institute)

Nigel Arnell is the lead scientist for Work Package B on climate change impacts. Nigel is Director of the Walker Institute for Climate Change Research and Professor of Climate System Science in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading.

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Ajay Gambhir - AVOID 2 Lead Scientist (Grantham Institute)

Ajay Gambhir is the lead scientist for Work Package C on rates of debarbonisation. Ajay Gambhir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.

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Management and Communications Team

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Erica Thompson - AVOID 2 Knowledge Integrator
Erica Thompson is the Knowledge Integrator for AVOID 2. Erica is a Research Officer in the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) at the London School of Economics.

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Dr Simon Gosling - AVOID 2 Knowledge Integrator (maternity cover)

Simon Gosling is the Knowledge Integrator for AVOID 2..

Dr Simon Bailey

Simon is also Director of Operations at the Grantham Institute.

Dr Laila Read

Laila is also Project Manager at the Grantham Institute.

Simon Levey

Simon is also Communications Manager at the Grantham Institute.

Email: s.levey@imperial.ac.uk

Alexandra Cheung

Alex is also Digital Communications Officer at the Grantham Institute.


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