Professor Joanna D. Haigh
November 2021

Burntwood Lecture 2021 - Recording and Slides

This year's Burntwood Lecture was presented by Professor Joanna D. Haigh, former Co-Director of the Grantham Institute and awardee of the Institute of Physics' Charles Chree Medal and Prize in 2004. The lecture touched on both the definition and implications of net zero future actions, with a timely look at what was agreed upon at COP26 this year in Glasgow.

Joanna was Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College from 2014 until her retirement in 2019. Prior to this, she was Head of the 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 numerous items to the written and broadcast popular media. She has been President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Editor of the 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, the City & Guilds and the Royal Meteorological Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She was awarded the Institute of Physics' Charles Chree Medal and Prize 2004, the Royal Meteorological Society's Adrian Gill Prize 2010 and appointed CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours.

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