Stephen Blenkinsop

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Stephen Blenkinsop is a Senior Research Associate at the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, having completed his PhD at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia in 2005.  At Newcastle University his work is currently focused on the development and analysis of historical rainfall datasets, including the examination of change and variability in extreme events. Developing methods for the quality control of sub-daily precipitation data has underpinned much of this recent work.  His research interests also include climate downscaling, the global impacts of climate change, and the atmospheric drivers of extreme rainfall that leads to flash flooding.  He is currently a researcher on the INTENSE and FUTURE-STORMS projects (sub-daily precipitation and drivers) and is a lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.  Stephen has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications.