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Dr Laila Gohar

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change mitigation advice
  • Scenario analysis
  • Greenhouse gas metrics
  • Climate impacts

Current activities

Laila’s work focusses on using simple climate models to provide assessments of climate change scenarios for advice and guidance to government. She also has an interest in climate related hazards particularly future changes in heat stress and their impact on humans and livestock. She worked on scenario analysis in programmes such as AVOID and the European projects such as AMPERE, and HELIX. Laila is currently part funded by the CSSP Brazil project.

Career background

Laila has worked at MetOffice@Reading since joining the Met Office in 2007 as a member of the Hadley Centre’s Mitigation Advice team before joining the UK Climate Resilience Team. She now works in both areas of mitigation science and climate resilience. Prior to the Met Office, Laila was at the University of Reading  working on greenhouse gas metrics. She gained her PhD in physics from Imperial College.