Dr Tamsin Edwards

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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 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (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.

Tamsin’s research accompanied by her teaching role at King’s College London, makes her a hugely engaging and informative speaker.  She can draw from a wide range of research within her field of climate science and the environment and, as such, you will leave the auditorium feeling better informed, enlivened to join the debate and also more equipped to question your own and others’ pre-existing beliefs.


  • 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

Twitter @flimsin

I wanted to say a massive thank you for joining us at Physics in Action on Friday. Your talk was brilliant, with a great mix of the science, personal story and future directions – exactly what I was hoping for! It was wonderful to introduce students to a slightly new area and provide nuance to a subject that is at the forefront of their minds. Everyone was thoroughly inspired – thank you!

Physics in Action 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful session on Saturday. I found it fascinating and we have had brilliant feedback from delegates.

Cat van Saarloos- Core Maths Support and Development Coordinator