Katie Jenkins


Katie is a Tyndall Centre Research Lecturer. Katie has over ten years’ experience working on various multidisciplinary projects with a focus on the integrated assessment of climate risks, social and economic impacts, and adaptation strategies. Key aspects include developing a range of methodologies and modelling tools to assess social and direct and indirect economic impacts of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather such as drought, high temperatures and flooding, as well as the role of adaptation strategies to reduce risks and enhance resilience.

Katie is currently working on the OpenCLIM (Open CLimate IMpacts modelling framework) project, which aims to develop and apply a first UK integrated assessment for climate impacts and adaptation, modelling risks from heat and drought and water supply and the role of adaptation. She is also working on the project Climate services for a Net Zero resilient world (CS-N0W), that will use the latest scientific knowledge to contribute to evidence-based climate policy both in the UK and internationally, and strengthen the climate resilience of UK infrastructure, housing and communities.


Prior to starting this role in 2023, Katie worked as a Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre since 2019, investigating the Implications of Global Warming of 1.5-4°C in Six Vulnerable Countries, providing expertise on the economic modelling of country-level direct and indirect economic costs of fluvial flooding, changes in agricultural yields, and coastal flooding. Katie worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford from 2011-2020 and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge modelling the economic and social impacts of drought events under future projections of climate change.