David Stainforth

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

David is Principal Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), leading the research programme on climate modelling and decision-making. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series at LSE.

He is a physicist by training and has many years’ experience of climate modelling. David has been both a NERC (UK’s Natural Environment Research Council) Research Fellow and a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University. While a researcher at Oxford University, he co-founded and was chief scientist of the climateprediction.net project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment.

David represents PRISE in the cross-CARIAA working group on climate science. He is also involved in research on Climate Risks, working on the connections between climate science and robust adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on the interpretation of models and decision-relevant processing of observational data.