Lynsey works with businesses to assess their vulnerabilities to climate change and develop adaptation strategies.
Lynsey's main focus is working with the energy industry to adapt to climate change. As a member of the Energy Phase 2 team, an innovative project sponsored by the entire energy sector, Lynsey examined the resilience of the electricity network to weather. This work involved correlating past network faults with weather in order to establish cause/effect relationships. Since this work was completed, the energy industry has commissioned a long term research project to carry out a full climate risk assessment of network resilience.
Working with UKCIP, Lynsey and Camilla Mathison provide scientific support for the recently launched UK Climate Projections. The UKCP09 probabilistic projections were developed using leading science by the Met Office Hadley centre. Any queries that UKCIP receive regarding the science behind these projections are passed to Lynsey and Camilla to answer/advise.
Lynsey is also a STEM Ambassador which involves volunteering for events that aim to inspire young people to study STEM subjects.
Lynsey joined the Met Office in March 2008. Prior to this, she completed a PhD in spatial and temporal Bayesian modelling with applications in archaeology at the Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield, where she also received a MSc in statistics. Lynsey's undergraduate degree was in mathematics at Durham University.