Katie is a research member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Katie is also a postdoctoral research associate at the Environmental Change Institute, where she has worked on various multidisciplinary projects with a focus on integrated assessment of climate impacts and adaptation strategies.
Before joining ECI in April 2011, Katie completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge modelling the economic and social impacts of drought events under future projections of climate change. She has an M.Sc. in climate change from the University of East Anglia and a B.Sc. in physical geography from Plymouth University. Prior to her Ph.D. Katie worked at the University of Cambridge at 4CMR (The Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research) on numerous research projects focused around the core theme of modelling economic, environmental and energy systems to assess climate policy.
Katie's main research interests include modelling direct and indirect social and economic impacts of climate change, with particular regard to extreme weather such as drought, extreme temperatures and surface water flooding, and assessing consequences for adaptation strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective. This has included developing an urban climate impact model for London as part of the Tyndall ARCADIA consortium project and an Agent Based Model for assessing surface water flood risk, insurance mechanisms and the role of flood risk management options.
Katie currently works on the NERC funded MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity) project, which aims to introduce a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity to inform management decisions and prepare households. She also works as a secondee within the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network, looking to enhance the uptake, utility and value of existing simulation models by policymakers and industry, at the building- suburban- and city-scale.
Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J., Crick, F. (2017) Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: Insights from an Agent-Based Model. Science of The Total Environment. 595, 159–168pp.
Kingsborough, A., Jenkins, K. and Hall, J.W. (2017) Development and appraisal of long-term adaptation pathways for managing heat-risk in London. Climate Risk Management.
Dubbelboer, J., Nikolic, J., Jenkins, K. and Hall, J. (2016) An Agent-Based Model of Flood Risk and Insurance. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
Jenkins, K. and Warren, R. (2015) Drought-Damage Functions for the Estimation of Drought Costs under Future Projections of Climate Change. Journal of Extreme Events, 2(1).
Jenkins, K., Hall, J., Glenis, V., Kilsby, C., McCarthy, M., Goodess, C., Smith, D., Malleson, N. and Birkin, M. (2014) Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London. Climatic Change, 124(1-2): 105-117.
Role at Council
Oxford Partner Representative