Dr Tamsin Edwards

Tamsin Edwards


Climate scientist and lecturer at King's College London


Dr Tamsin Edwards is a climate scientist specialising in quantifying the uncertainties of climate model predictions, particularly for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet contributions to sea-level rise.

She is a Lead Author of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (to be published in 2021) and a Contributing Author to the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019).

Tamsin regularly advises the UK Government on sea-level rise, climate science and science communication, and provides expert comment to international media and business. She is an award-winning communicator, including through Twitter (@flimsin), her blog for the Public Library of Science, PLoS (All Models Are Wrong) and articles for the Guardian.

She is also the director of the MSc Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy.

Tamsin regularly appears on various news outlets as an expert commentator for climate related news stories, included BBC News at 10, ITV News, BBC R4 Today Programme.


  • Predictions for ice sheets and sea-level rise and the effect on coastal flooding
  • How to use information about recent and palaeoclimates to improve predictions of the future

Previous talks include:

  • Cancer Research UK
  • Blue Dot Festival
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • Space Rocks Festival
  • Pinsent Masons Client Retreat
  • UK Government Department for International Development
  • UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Huxley Summit