Nicky researches the impacts of climate variability and change, particularly hydrological impacts and droughts.
Nicky is currently working on the HELIX project looking at the impacts of high-end climate projections. For this work she is investigating the differences in water scarcity projections when they are simulated as part of the climate model or run separately.
She is also interested in drought events and how they are represented in climate models. She analyses which atmospheric conditions favour drought events in reality, and how these are captured and predicted by climate models.
Nicky joined the Met Office in 2012 as part of the Climate Impacts team. She now works on the impacts of climate variability within the Seasonal to Decadal team. Before working at the Met Office she completed her degree and PhD at the University of Reading, investigating the representation of clouds and aerosols in models, and their radiative effect.
Last updated: 20 May 2015