Dr Jen Purdie works at the nexus of climate and energy. Her research interests include climate change impacts on the energy system, and climate forecasting on a range of timescales.
Jen worked in the energy industry from 2008 to 2020, more recently modelling climate change impacts on the energy system, working in wind, water, and snow forecasting and giving climate change advice.
Her PhD was completed in 2007 and involved seasonal forecasting of hydro lake inflows in the Waitaki catchment.
Jen also regularly gives general climate change talks to schools and community groups.