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Hannah Bloomfield

Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Risk Analytics, University of Bristol

I am currently a research scientist at the University of Bristol working as part of the UK Centre for Green Finance and Investment looking at compound wind storm and flood events over Europe. For the last eight years I have worked at the University of Reading, in the energy-meteorology research group (of which I am still a visiting fellow) investigating the impacts of climate variability and climate change on national power systems across Europe, Mexico, Africa and India.

I completed NERC/CASE funded PhD in May 2017 at the University of Reading within the Meteorology department. My project was titled "The impact of climate variability and climate change on the GB power system". Following this I worked as part of the European Wind Storms Information Service where I created useful indicators about wind storm losses over the past 100 years for the insurance industry. Following this I worked on two projects focussed on sub-seasonal (out to four weeks ahead) prediction for the energy sector, and the impacts of climate change on European energy system security. My other areas of interest include climate impacts more generally, energy policy, catastrophe modelling and low carbon technologies.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral Research Assitant, University of Bristol
  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading